Majorca is a locality in central Victoria, Australia.
The locality is in the Shire of Central Goldfields, 11
kilometres (6.8 mi) south of
Maryborough and 171 kilometres (106 mi) north
west of the state capital, Melbourne.
At the 2006 census, Majorca and the surrounding
rural area had a population of 387.
Now a ghost town, Majorca was founded in 1863—
towards the end of the Victorian gold rush—after
two prospectors struck gold at nearby McCallum’s
Majorca was sustained for over 50 years through
gold mining, including the Kong Meng Mine.
Two months later, there were 250 stores and
restaurants catering to a population of around
three to four thousand, although many shops and
residents soon returned to nearby Maryborough. It is
now a rural area consisting mainly of farmland.
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