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Bendigo

Bendigo is located in the geographic center of Victoria... 150kl. north west of Melbourne.
This city is a very popular destination for visitors to regional Victoria.
Located on the northern fringe of the Great Dividing Range, means Bendigo enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate, avoiding extremes in weather...
Population... 83,000

Much of Victoria was opened up with the discovery of gold in its Western and Northern areas in the 1850's, and Bendigo is one example of the magnificent cities which sprang up around the mines.
From 1851 to 1954, when the last gold was extracted from the underground mines, Bendigo produced 25 million ounces of the precious substance.
When the gold ran out they established market gardens, tailor shops, gambling houses, hotels and shops and stayed on.

The cosmopolitan mix which the goldfields attracted has left Bendigo with a rich heritage. Irish, Germans, Chinese, Cornish and Canadians all contributed to the culture of the city and were responsible for many of the city's fine buildings and impressive statues.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Big city, but not too big. Lots of History and Culture.
  • Cons:Can't think of any...
  • In a nutshell:Can make for a great day trip from Melbourne..
  • Last visit to Bendigo: Dec 1998
  • Intro Written Jun 9, 2003
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  • Daja123's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2006 at 6:18 AM

    What a lovely page, Susie with beautiful pictures! I like it. Thank you.

  • olja1234's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2006 at 1:37 PM

    Very nice page, Susie. I revisited Bendigo through your page.

  • andal13's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2003 at 5:15 AM

    A place that has a good wine is a great place, indeed! Do you know that "bendigo" means "I bless" in Spanish?

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Jun 28, 2003 at 1:30 PM

    Great page Susie with beautiful pictures! Wow, wouldn't expect to see the Cinese Dragons here, great!!!

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2003 at 4:35 AM

    GOLDEN page. Looks like a cool place. Glad they finally finished the cathedral.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2003 at 8:52 PM

    an interesting location ! after a tour of e.g. a brewery they normally give away free beer... - I HOPE, they do something equivalent after a Gold-mining-tour ??? ;-))

  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2003 at 12:36 AM

    Now there's a gold nugget of a page! But what is a joss house?

  • eviltooth's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2003 at 4:14 AM

    Thinking of working at Bendigo next year. Thanks for the info!

  • MEdelmann's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2003 at 11:45 AM

    A nice page and excellent pics, Susie!

  • Confucius's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2003 at 2:54 AM

    Gosh, I didn't know there was Chinese stuff in an Australian town I never heard of! Thanks for visiting my China pages.

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