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"Lansell, the Quartz King" Top 5 Page for this destination Bendigo Things to Do Tip by eviltooth

Bendigo Things to Do: 76 reviews and 141 photos

  George Lansell
by eviltooth

Follow the gold trail, start with the George Lansell statue in the garden between the Visitor Information Centre (former post office) and the Memorial Hall. Lansell is one of the most successful mining baron, owner of 7 gold mines and investor in countless outhers. This guy must be filthy rich.

The inscription says "Indomitable courage and persistent enterprise of George Lansell in the development of Bendigo's gold resources."

Interestingly, the "citizens of Bendigo" erected this statue. The story goes something like 1899, 2628 Bendigonians signed an illuminated letter begging Lansell's return from England to Sandhurst to help revive the flagging economy.

If you study the relief sculptures on the monument, you'll see the development of mining form from cradle to big companies involved in deep shaft mining.

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  • Written Jan 10, 2004
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