‘Walks into History’ 2023

First Sunday of the month at 10.00 a.m.   

Cost: Non members $10.00           Members $5.00 (unless otherwise specified)

Duration: 1 hour unless otherwise specified.

Walks into History 

Sunday 2 April, 10.00 a.m. 

Bendigo Botanic Gardens, Garden for the Future & Larni Garingilang.

Tour leader: Friends of Bendigo Botanical Gardens guide and gardeners.

Meet: Memorial Arch, Bendigo Botanic Gardens, Napier Street, White Hills.


Sunday 7 May, 10.00 a.m.  

Explore the 150 years of Higher Education in Bendigo

Tour leaders: TBC

Meet: Bendigo TAFE Courtyard, Chapel Street, Bendigo

Sunday 4 June, 10.00 a.m.

The Nooks and Crannies of the Capital Theatre. Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of its opening

Tour leaders: TBC

Meet: On the steps of the Capital, View Street, Bendigo

Sunday 2 July, 2.00 p.m.

The Shamrock Hotel, Upstairs Downstairs and afternoon tea .

Tour leader: Jim Evans.

Meet: Shamrock Hotel entrance on Williamson Street

Tour and afternoon tea $15.00 BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Book at the Shamrock Hotel. 03 5443 0333

Sunday 6 August, 10.00 a.m.

Carpenter Without a Hammer.

Tour leader: James Lerk explores Thomas Carpenter’s influence on Bendigo.

Meet: Alexandra Fountain, View Point, Bendigo.

Sunday 3 September, 10.00 a.m.

Follow in the footsteps of Joseph Brady – The Coliban Water System -Bendigo’s lifeline.

Tour leader: Coliban Water staff.

Meet: Sedgwick – Exact location and parking details will be available closer to the event on BHS website.

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

Sunday 5 November, 10.00 a.m.

Stories of Bendigo’s Chinese Precinct.

Tour leader: Leigh McKinnon.

Meet: At the Lotus Flower, Chinese Precinct, Bridge Street, Bendigo

Sunday 3 December, 2.00 p.m.

Sacred Heart Cathedral – Bendigo’s English Gothic marvel.

Meet: Sacred Heart Cathedral, McKenzie St entrance, Bendigo

Shamrock Hotel Tours

Subject to Covid 19 Restrictions

When: Sundays at 2.00 pm
Cost: $15.00 (Includes afternoon tea)
Bookings: Bookings required at the Hotel Shamrock
Phone: 5443 0333

11 May 2023      BHS Film Night – Star Cinema Eaglehawk

The Eye of Wilkins

Wilkins was one of the greatest polar explorers. He was also a world-class photographer. For the first time, the photos and films of this South Australian, Sir George Hubert Wilkins, are being brought together in this new documentary by Peter Maddern. By virtue of Wilkins own efforts and the commissions he was sent on, these images, sourced from across the world, also represent perhaps the most significant collection of the times (the 25 years from 1910) by any one photographer acting alone.

The documentary takes us from the trenches of the Great War to the maiden round the world voyage of the Graf Zeppelin, with vision from his famous flights over the Arctic and Antarctic as well as his infamous submarine travels under the polar ice cap.

A presentation by the writer and director of this documentary, Peter Maddern, precedes the screening. 75 minutes (100 minutes including prior presentation). Rated PG, Historical Documentary written and directed by Peter Maddern

Cost $22.00. Bookings will be open shortly through Star Cinema.

History & Heritage Forum

26 May 2023 (more information to follow) La Trobe Art Institute, 121 View Street, Bendigo

The Bendigo Historical Society, La Trobe University and the National Trust of Victoria (Bendigo Branch) are planning to hold a public forum called: Thinking about Bendigo’s History and Heritage