Victorian Goldfields Railway
Maldon - First pastoral holding taken up in Maldon District.
Gold discovered at Forest Creek (Castlemaine).
Gold discovered in Maldon District. A rush of up to 18,000 miners seeking alluvial gold but little was found.
Maldon - Population grows to about 2,000.
Maldon - Mining of the quartz reefs commenced.
Maldon - 8th largest town in Victorian - Population 3,341.
Melbourne to Sandhurst (Bendigo) Railway opened.
Maldon - Population around 6,000.
Castlemaine to Maryborough Railway opened.
Preliminary survey for railway from Castlemaine to Maldon and Newbridge.
Railway Construction Act of 1880 No. DCLXXXII - Schedule eleven - Castlemaine-Maldon Line authorized.