Reading Bendigo Better

Members’ and Friends’ Meeting Friday 3 May    2.00 p.m. La Trobe Art Institute, 121 View Street Bendigo Elaine Doling, Heritage Consultant. Reading Bendigo Better is the first of a series of public presentations about aspects of built heritage in Bendigo and how a better understanding of connections to the ...

The Story of one of Bendigo’s Poppetheads – Car Tour

Saturday 4 May       2.00 p.m. The story of one of Bendigo’s steel Poppetheads – the symbol of the City Join James Lerk and Baden Coakley on a car tour commencing in the Whipstick and finishing at Happy Valley (near the Gold Mines Hotel) exploring  the great symbol of ...

The Coliban Water System

“Walk into History” Sunday 5 May 2024     10.00 a.m. Follow in the footsteps of Joseph Brady – The Coliban Water System – Bendigo’s lifeline Hired by the Bendigo Water Co. in 1858, Irishman Joseph Brady was described by one biographer as “probably the most accomplished civil engineer to have ...

Tour of Langley Estate

National Trust Heritage Festival Saturday 11 May     10.00 a.m. Tour of Langley Estate – a goldfields landmark since 1904. By popular demand  – a return to Langley Estate at 484 Napier St. White Hills. Thomas and Simone Heywood will guide us through the wonderful history of the estate. Tour and ...

Theatres and Entertainers in years gone by

Sunday 7 April 2024     10.00 a.m.    Bendigo’s fascinating history of stunning entertainers and glorious theatres. Tour leaders: Heather McNeill, Mary Richards and Pip Johanson. Meet: Steps of Capital Theatre, View St. Members $5.00. Non-members $10.00. Image – Plaza Theatre (SLV)

Women’s Cricket 150th Anniversary Match

Good Friday 29 March 2024 at 2.00 p.m. at the QEO. T20 Women’s Match between a Bendigo Representative Team and a Ballarat Representative Team. Free Entry. The first organized Australian Women’s Cricket Match was held in Bendigo at the Bendigo Easter Fair in 1874.


History House, 11 Mackenzie Street Bendigo Saturday March 9 and Sunday March 10     10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.Whatever your reading or research interests are, we may have a book for you: directories, tourist publications, brochures maps, calendars, school histories, church histories, photos, posters, local histories, family histories, children’s books, ...

Members and Friends Meeting

Friday 8 March 2.00 p.m. La Trobe Art Institute 121 View Street Bendigo Free event, everyone welcome What happened? How the Bendigo Advertiser unearths history Journalist Tom O’Callaghan finds tales from the dead centre of Victoria and brings them back to life in the pages of the Bendigo Advertiser. He has delved ...

Walk Into History

Sunday 3 March 2024 10.00 a.m. Not Ghosts but Ghost Signs Discover the history of Bendigo through its faded advertising signs Tour leader: Felicity Woodward Meet: steps of the Capital Theatre, View St. Members $5.00. Non-members $10.00.

Sunday 4 February 2024 10.00 a.m.

“Walks into History” 2024 Sunday 4 February 2024       10.00 a.m. ‘Let’s not get sloshed!’  Pubs, breweries and beer shops. Join James Lerk on our first Walk into History for 2024. He will lead us as we wander through the neighbourhood between View and Arnold Streets to tell us the stories of pubs ...