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Castlemaine Chapter Founded

In an exciting club first, TGBC has broken away from its metropolitan roots to establish its first regional chapter. An hour and a half north of Melbourne, in the Victorian Goldfields district, our new Castlemaine Chapter has moved into The Bridge Hotel.

At the foot of the hill upon which the town's historic jail imposes as a monument to a gritty penal history, the first TGBC Castlemaine chapter took its first steps this March with a meet to discuss the American classic Jack Kerouac’s On The Road. 5 lads, starting as strangers, wasted no time ripping into one rowdy conversation on life, responsibility, and freedom. Points were made, glasses were empty and some remarkable things came up from each goons unique take on this beat era classic.

Venue wise, we’ve found our country home away from home. With an excellent beer garden for summer, a long-tabled private room for winter, and excellent craft beers both on tab and in the bottle, The Bridge Hotel has everything we look for in a joint.

Here's to making our own history in regional Victoria.

(Photo: Castlemaine Volunteer Fire Brigade 1880's)

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