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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 and breweries dotted throughout the area in the early days of Bendigo.

Meet at the Anne Caudle Centre gates in Barnard Street.

Members $5.00. Non-members $10.00.

History House open Tuesdays and Thursdays from January 30.

First “Walk into History”

Sunday 4 February 2024, 10.00 a.m.

‘Let’s not get sloshed!’ – pubs, breweries and beer shops.

Join James Lerk on our first Walks 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 and breweries dotted throughout the area in the early days of Bendigo.

Meet at the Anne Caudle Centre gates in Barnard Street.

Members $5.00. Non-members $10.00.

Community museum at History House open to the public Tuesday 2 April 2024

Our first exhibition is: ‘Frisky matrons and forward spinsters’ –

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the first Australian women’s cricket match, played in Bendigo, 1874.

Museum volunteers needed

We need volunteers to be on duty in customer service roles to welcome visitors to our community museum.

The museum will be open over four days each week: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday from

10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Two shifts are available: 10.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. and 12.30 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.

All volunteers will receive training in being ‘front of house’ hosts at History House.

Contact secretary@bendigohistory.com

History House Closed Dec. 4 – Feb. 1.

History House at 11 Mackenzie Street will be closed to the Public from Monday December 4 until February 2024. It will reopen to the Public on Tuesday February 1 from 9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.

Building works will be undertaken during this time to construct a Community Museum in preparation for the first exhibition to be opened by Easter 2024.

This exhibition will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first recorded Australian women’s cricket match that was played in Bendigo in 1874.

Our Research service will be unavailable during this time.

President, Secretary and Treasurer email contacts will still be available.

Walk into History Sacred Heart Cathedral

Sacred Heart Cathedral – Bendigo’s English Gothic Revival marvel 
Sunday 3 December at 2.00 p.m. 
NOTE CHANGE OF TIME
Meet: Sacred Heart Cathedral, 66 Short Street, Bendigo

$5 members, $10 non-members

From gargoyles and flying buttresses to marbled floors with angels soaring high above, Sacred Heart Cathedral is not only a sacred space and architectural marvel, but also a gallery of artistry and craftsmanship: stonemasonry, gold and metalcraft, sculpture, painting, woodcarving, tapestry, stained glass, and mosaics, as well as the stupendous pipe organ. Across the pontificates of seven Popes, and eighty years of construction, the Cathedral was finished in 1977 when the main spire was completed to grace and dominate the Bendigo skyline.
Don’t miss out on experiencing this wonderful pre-Christmas history tour.
Hope to see you there

Movie Night Ford v Holden

Thursday 9 November 7.00 p.m. Star Cinema, Eaglehawk

Book now.

A fundraiser for our museum with plenty of great old film footage from the times when car rivalry was king, this film will shine a light on passions of car culture in Australia. From the early days of the automobile industry to the present, Ford v Holden delves into the history, technology, and culture of these rival companies and their impact on the Australian psyche and automotive landscape.

Walks into History Bendigo Chinese Precinct, Bridge Street Bendigo

Sunday 5 November, 10.00 a.m. meet at the Lotus Flower

$5.00 members – $10.00 non-members

In this tour Leigh McKinnon will explore the history and personalities of the old Bridge Street Chinatown, from the first Chinese businesses which were established there in the 1850s, its heyday in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, its decline and near complete demise in the mid 20th century through to its subsequent revitalization with the construction of the Golden Dragon Museum, the Yi Yuan Gardens and Guan Yin Temple, and the completion of the Dai Gum San Precinct.

The tour will also include the rare opportunity to enter the Bendigo Chinese Association Elders’ Room which is part of the only surviving building of the original Chinatown.

Life So Full of Promise: Further Biographies of Australia’s Lost Generation – BOOK LAUNCH

PRESENTED BY THE BENDIGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY and LANGLEY ESTATE

Life So Full of Promise: Further Biographies of Australia’s Lost Generation

by Ross McMullin

Langley Hall    484 Napier St, White Hills Vic.

Wednesday 25 October 2023     5.30 p.m.-7.00 p.m.

Refreshments, book sales and signings by author.

Free event. Bookings essential

 https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1123161  

Further information https://www.bendigohistory.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=68&action=elementor

 

Tour of Langley Hall

Sunday 1 October, 10.00 a.m.

Tour of Langley Hall, a goldfields landmark since 1904.

Tour leaders: Thomas and Simone Heywood.

Meet: Langley Hall, 484 Napier Street White Hills, Bendigo.

Tour and morning tea $25.00. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. 0472975068

 

Image from State Library Victoria.

Monthly Meeting September 1

Friday 1 September

2 p.m.  History rescued from a rubbish skip – James Lerk

La Trobe Art Institute, 121 View Street Bendigo

Guest speaker James Lerk, Bendigo historian, will tell how he rescued legal papers from a waste bin following a fire in 2003. Many of the papers offer a valuable insight into the range of clients and the nature of a notable Bendigo legal business between the 1880s and 1920s. Free event.