Members and Friends Meeting
BHS has scheduled six Members & Friends meetings for 2023. Come along and hear an inspiring talk from a guest speaker and chat to BHS committee members and others interested in history and heritage. Suggest ways we can all celebrate events and people that have played a significant role in Bendigo’s history.
Friday 4 August, 2.00 p.m.
Annual General Meeting
La Trobe Art Institute, 121 View Street Bendigo
Friday 1 September, 2.00 p.m.
History rescued from a rubbish skip
Guest speaker: James Lerk, Bendigo Historian
BHS has over 15 boxes of papers from Bendigo solicitors, Connelly, Tatchel & Co. Some papers go to a time when solicitors such as Dunlop, Smalley, Balmer, De Ravin were involved in the business. The papers were rescued from a waste bin following a fire in 2003. While some of the papers are quite dirty and are in fair to poor condition, many offer a valuable insight into the range of clients, especially local farmers, and the nature of a notable Bendigo legal business between 1880s and 1920s.
Committee of Management Meetings are held at 10.00 a.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at 11 Mackenzie Street.