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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.
Meet at the Eaglehawk Town Hall (Star Cinema) at 10.00 a.m.

Members $5.00. Non-members $10.00.

 

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.        Bookings essential – Message 0472 975 068

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 past can help shape the future. Elaine’s talk will focus on some particular types of built heritage and show connections to work patterns and a changing Bendigo

Free event. All welcome.

Image from State Library Victoria.

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 Bendigo.
Tour approx. 1 ½ hours  $10 BHS members, $15 non-members.

Bookings essential.

Message 0472 975 068

Directions to meeting place provided on booking.

 

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 worked in Australia.”

Coliban Water guides will lead us through the bush tracks of Crusoe and No. 7 Reservoirs
Some rough terrain, bring water bottles. Meet at Crusoe Reservoir Carpark (enter from Crusoe Rd).
We will walk following the main channel, to Reservoir No. 7 not far away. Then there will be the option to either turn back or take a loop track back to Crusoe Reservoir – 11 km.

$5.00 members, $10.00 non-members. Pay on the day. Credit or debit cards preferred. No bookings required.

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 morning  tea – $25. 00

Bookings essential – Message 0472 975 068

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.

BOOK SALE

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, Annals of Bendigo, manuals, reference books, text books, mining publications.

Credit or debit cards preferred.

Items are available because they are duplicate copies of existing collection items, do not meet selection criteria for the BHS Collection, or are excess items from private collections donated prior to 1999. No large maps just a few small ones. Prices from $2.00, $5.00, $10.00 plus a few rarer books individually priced.

Some new stock also available.

BYO bags or baskets.

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 into his hometown’s past to better understand the present. From mining magnates stinking the city out to spirits possessing people at seances, Tom looks for the strange stories that shed light on the hidden tales that help us understand this remarkable place called Bendigo.

Join him to learn more about ways the Addy retells this city’s past, and what these stories can tell us about the here-and-now.