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Walk into History – Radical Bendigo

Sunday 7 July 2024      10.00 a.m. Unionists, lefties and agitators in Bendigo. Tour leader: TBC. Meet: Trades Hall, View Street. Members $5.00. Non-members $10.00. Image SLV. Carters and Drivers 1912.

Thespians and Divas – Amateur Theatre in Bendigo.

Friday 5 July         2.00 p.m. La Trobe Art Institute, 121 View Street Bendigo Thespians & Divas – Amateur Theatre in Bendigo. Keva Lloyd  has been researching this topic and will present an illustrated talk at the La Trobe Art Institute. He has uncovered some fascinating information about ...

Walk Into History – Could Eaglehawk have been called Bendigo?

Sunday 2 June 2024      10.00 a.m. Did it really have forty one hotels in 1888? Join us on a walk of the unique heritage streetscapes around the Eaglehawk CBD to enjoy some of the fabulous architecture and hear some stories from locals about the history of their homes. ...

Tour of Langley Estate

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 morning  tea. – $25.        ...

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.