and Heritage Features
The history of Bendigo still lives on in the architecture
of the earlier days of settlement and the boom of the gold
rush days. Within 21 years of the finding of gold, Sandhurst
(its then-current official name) had been declared a City
and established schools, churches, public buildings, commercial
establishments and homes were part of that municipal landscape.
Many of these buildings still survive and speak testimony,
not only to the wealth of those times, but to the confidence
and forward planning of the pioneers. Many of the surviving
buildings still maintain their original use while some now
have a quite different role in the life of the city.
Various sampling of the existing architecture is helpful
in conveying a sense of this earlier history of Bendigo.
Four web resources serve to provide a very wide selection
of the heritage and architectural features of the area.