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Bendigo History

History of Bendigo Victoria Australia

Architecture

As a legacy of the Gold boom Bendigo has many magnificent  and ornate buildings built in a late Victorian colonial style contributing to a picturesque "French" cityscape. Many buildings are on the Victorian Heritage Register and registered by the National Trust of Australia. Prominent buildings include the Bendigo Town Hall (1859, 1883-85), Post Office, Law Courts (1892-96), Shamrock Hotel (1897), Institute of Technology and Memorial Military Museum (1921) all in the Second Empire style. More info...

Bendigo History - Architecture and Buildings
Bendigo Bushrangers

Bendigo Bushrangers

Bendigo certainly had its share of colonial bushrangers. Some have been well documented and of others little is known. Among those more infamous where Captain Moonlite and John Doolan (The Wild Colonial Boy). More info...

Bendigo Chronology

Here you will find a timeline from the beginnings of Bendigo, through to more recent times. New dates of significance are regularly added as our research continues into the hsitory of Bendigo. More info...

Bendigo Chronology
Bendigo People and Demographics

Demographics

The City of Greater Bendigo is located in north central Victoria, about 150 kilometres north-west of Melbourne. The City is bounded by the Shire of Campaspe in the north, Strathbogie Shire and Mitchell Shire in the east, the Mount Alexander Shire in the south and the Loddon Shire in the west. It covers an area of 299,897 hectares (2,998.97 km2 ) and according to the 2006 census had a population of 97,774 people. More info...

Local History

Bendigo's documented history dates back to 1836 when Major Thomas Mitchell passed through the region. But it was in 1851 when gold was discovered that Bendigo began a period of rapid growth. Originally known as Sandhurst Bendigo is a vibrant provincial Victorian city with a history founded on the spectacular gold rush of the 1850's. More info...

Local Bendigo History
Famous people of note in Bendigo

Bendigo People

Bendigo lays claim to many celebrities and historic figures. Here you will find a selection of local identities who have strong links to Bendigo be it through birth, work or history. Click on the people listed below to read their story. More info...

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