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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 the people and places that were central to this side of life in Bendigo.

Image State Library Victoria. Royal Princess Theatre.

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.

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.

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.