||The explorer Major Thomas Mitchell passes through
||Mrs Margaret Kennedy and Mrs Julia Farrell find gold at ‘The
Rocks’, now) Golden Square.
||Red Ribbon agitation of the miners against the amount of
the License fee.
||Township survey and first Sandhurst land sales. First crushing battery set up.
||Sandhurt Fire Brigade was established.
||First Municipal Council elected.
||Connection by telegraph to Melbourne.
||Joseph Brady designs eight reservoirs along the Bendigo
Valley for the Bendigo Waterworks Co.
Bendigo Pottery was established.
George Avery Fletcher designs Town Hall.
Bendigo Agricultural and Horticultural Society was formed.
||Bendigonians travel to Barnadown to farewell Burke and Wills
Bendigo Benevolent Asylum opened.
||Municipal Cattle Yards established.
||Melbourne to Sandhurst Railway opened.
||St Paul's Church opened.
||Sandhurst proclaimed a City.
First Bendigo Easter Fair.
||Coliban River water finally comes to Bendigo.
||Lake Weeroona opened.
||Alexandra Fountain opened by the Princes Albert and George.
||Local telephone service introduced in Sandhurst.
||Bendigo Art Gallery established.
A destructive fire in the
||First trams commence operation.
||Name changed from Sandhurst back to Bendigo after a poll
||Law Courts in Pall Mall opened.
Sacred Heart Cathedral construction begins.
||Conservatory in Rosalind Park opened.
||Mechanics’ Institute and School of Mines amalgamated.
||St Aidens Ophanage opened.
||Scheme for the sewering of the central portion of city proposed.
||Gold yield and dividend the lowest in Bendigo’s history.
||Teachers’ Training College opened.
||Lookout Tower in Rosalind Park opened.
||Mining at Golden Gully, scene of the first gold rush in
||Announcement of Ordnance Factory to be built in Bendigo.
||Bendigo’s first municipal library established.
||The Northern District School of Nursing, the first of its
kind, opens in Bendigo.
||Announcement: “not one mine working”.
||Eppalock Dam opened.
||New dragon bought by the Loong 100 committee.
||Flora Hill campus of the Bendigo Institute of Technology
||Central Deborah Gold Mine opened to the general public.
||Public tramway system closes. Talking Tram tours commence
||Sacred Heart Cathedral completed.
||Shamrock Hotel re-opened.
||Bendigo Library complex opened.
||Killian’s Walk arcade destroyed by fire.
||Capital Theatre re-opened after restoration.
Golden Dragon Museum opens.
||City of Greater Bendigo formed by amalgamation with surrounding
||Bendigo Building Society becomes Bendigo Bank.
||Bendigo Mining NL announces 12 million ounce gold resource
potential beneath central Bendigo.
||Sesquicentenary celebration of discovery of gold and establishment
Meeting of the Victorian Parliment in the Bendigo Town Hall.
||Re-opening of restored Town Hall.
||Bendigo Hospital and Bendigo Advertiser celebrate 150 years
in the community.
||The Bendigo Advertiser moves to new premises in Queen Street.
||Bendigo Bank merges with Adelaide Bank to form the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited.
Warranga to Eppalock pipeline completed.
||Opening of the new Bendigo Bank Head Office.
DIGO moves from "Fortuna" to new premises.