Impressive Victorian buildings line the wide streets of Bendigo, as a reminder of the rich history built from one of the world’s most exciting gold rushes. More gold was found here between 1850 and 1900 than anywhere else in the world. The city is literally built on gold, gathered from the rich gold-bearing quartz reefs.
Around nine billion dollars worth of gold was found in Bendigo, making it the second highest producing gold field in Australia after Kalgoorlie, and seventh richest field in the world.
Impressive buildings and grand monuments stand along wide streets as a lasting reminder of this rich heritage. Fine public buildings such as the Bendigo Town Hall (1885), The School of Mines (1887), Bendigo Art Gallery (1887) and the Law Courts (1896) define this city.
People came from across the world to seek their fortune in Bendigo in the mid to late 1800’s. In the same way that gold captured the dreams of people, today there are new treasures to be discovered in this thriving city. It is a vibrant place where art, culture, food, wine and heritage experiences are rich.
To plan your Bendigo holiday, visit www.bendigotourism.com
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