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As a legacy of the gold boom Bendigo has many ornate buildings built in a late Victorian colonial style. The architect Vahland encouraged European artisans to emigrate to the Sandhurst goldfields and so create a "Vienna of the south".
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The main building was completed between and and the spire between and Fortuna Villa is a large surviving Victorian mansion, built for Christopher Ballerstedt and later owned by George Lansell. Many other examples of Bendigo's classical architecture rank amongst the finest classical commercial buildings in Australia and include the Colonial Bank building and the former Masonic Hall —74 which is now a performing arts centre. Bendigo's Joss housea historic temple, was built in the s by Chinese miners and is the only surviving building of its kind in regional Victoria which continues to be used as a place of worship.
The Queen Elizabeth Oval still retains its ornate grandstand. Parks and gardens[ edit ] Rosalind Park featuring statuary and flanked by ornate Second Empire-style buildings The central city is skirted by Rosalind Parka Victorian-style garden featuring statuary and a large blue stone viaduct. The main entrance corner of the park is on the intersection known as Charing Cross, formerly the intersection of two main tram lines now only one.
It features a large statue of Queen Victoria. The Charing Cross road junction features the large ornate Alexandra Fountain and is built on top of a wide bridge which spans the viaduct. The park elevates toward Camp Hillwhich features a historic school and former mine poppet head. Further from the city is Lake Weeroonaa large ornamental lake adjacent to the Bendigo Botanical Gardens, which opened in The gardens are home to many native species of animal including brushtailed and ring-tailed possums, ducks, coots, purple swamphens, microbats small insect eating bats the grey-headed flying fox, several species of lizard, owls and the tawny frogmouth.
Culture and events[ edit ] Capital Theatre Bendigo is home to Sun Loongthe world's longest imperial dragona symbol of the city's Chinese heritage and a major drawcard of Bendigo's Easter Festival procession.
For the remainder of the year, it is on display in the Golden Dragon Museum. The Bendigo Art Gallery is one of Australia's oldest and largest regional art galleries.
In Marchit hosted a royal visit from Princess Charlene of Monaco at the opening of an exhibition about Grace Kelly. It also hosts the annual Bendigo Writers Festival, founded inwhich runs across the second weekend in August each year. The Ulumbarra Theatre  was opened on April 16, The renovated theatre retains some original architectural features of the gaol.
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It also acts as a ceremonial and teaching space for local secondary schools and universities. It is regarded[ by whom? The city hosts the Victorian event of the annual Groovin' the Moo music festival. It is held at the Bendigo Showgrounds and is usually held in late April or early May. The festival regularly sells out and brings many big Australian and international acts to the city.
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It also attracts thousands of people from around Victoria to the city for the weekend. With over 80 artists from all over Australia, the not-for-profit festival is hosted in many of the venues around Bendigo, and is headlined by a large family-friendly free concert held in Rosalind Park.
The Bendigo Easter Festival is held each year and attracts tens of thousands of tourists to the city over the Easter long weekend. Attractions include parades, exhibitions and a street carnival. The Festival of Light is a multicultural celebration of peace and harmony inspired by the Buddha's birthday held in May each year since at the Great Stupa. The festival's program includes dancing and musical acts followed by a fireworks display at night. Media[ edit ] Bendigo is served by two newspapers: There are also eight locally based radio stations; Prime Television maintains a sales office in Bendigo.
On 5 Mayanalogue television transmissions ceased in most areas of regional Victoria and some border regions including Bendigo and surrounding areas.
All local free-to-air television services are now being broadcast in digital transmission only. This was done as part of the federal government's plan for digital terrestrial television in Australiawhere all analogue television transmission is being gradually switched off and replaced with DVB-T transmission.
Music[ edit ] There are several live music venues with local independent bands and artists performing on a regular basis. The Bendigo and District Cricket Association is the controlling body for 10 senior cricket clubs within the Bendigo area. He recalled saying in January to his fellow shepherd James Lister "Jim, I should not wonder but what this one of these days will be a big diggings". He also quoted what is the earliest known poem written about the Bendigo Goldfields that he had composed at that time: O, lift your eyes, ye sighing sons of men; The long-fled golden age returns again.
Frencham reported then about miners on the field. On 13 December Henry Frencham's article in "The Argus" was published announcing "to the world that gold was abundant in Bendigo".
It was predated by the other goldfields post offices at Ballarat on 1 Novemberat Forest Creek Castlemaine on 1 Marchand at Carisbrook on 1 May The post office was renamed from "Bendigo Creek" to "Sandhurst" on 1 January and then to "Bendigo" on 8 May While most of the Chinese gold miners returned home when the alluvial goldfields declined, a small population remained to form the Bendigo Chinese community which has continued to influence the city.
Depicts gold-mining in the Bendigo Valley, and the aspirations of the diggers to find gold just like had been found at Golden Square in Also depicts the settlement that had grown in the area around Golden Square in the 6 year period to In there was a massive protest march by surface miners against the amount of the 30s gold license fee and the frequency, monthly, with which it was collected.
This protest, the Red Ribbon Agitationwas peaceful unlike the later Eureka event in Ballarat because of the ability of the miners' leaders and the young Scots police commissioner, Joseph Anderson Panton.
This meeting was about wanting to continue to pay the monthly gold license fee in gold "as hitherto had been the custom" rather than in cash as the government was now requiring. McKenzie, and Mr W Gamms. Pall mall bendigo The first hospital was built inthe first town plan was developed bythe municipality then known as the Sandhurst Municipality was incorporated on 24 April The first town hall was commissioned in The municipality became a borough on 11 September Bendigo was connected to Melbourne by telegraph in and it was from Bendigo then known as Sandhurst that the first message reporting the deaths of Burke and Wills was sent on 29 June With the opening of the railway line the township grew rapidly.
By the end of the first gold rush in the s, the township had established flour mills, woollen mills, tanneries, quarries, foundries, eucalyptus oil production, food production industries and timber-cutting.
When the early discoveries of alluvial gold began to run out the goldfields soon changed from small operations to major mines with deep shafts to mine the quartz-based gold. Mining companies were formed and numerous pit mines were sunk to exploit the underground ores which are found in elongated saddle quartz reefs in corrugated sedimentary rock. A city develops File: Bendigo then known as Sandhurst became established as a key centre for surrounding settlements.
A mining boom in the s helped the city to continue to grow rapidly. Water supply was always a problem in Bendigo. This was partly solved with a system harnessing the waters of the Coliban River, designed by engineer Joseph Brady.
Water first flowed through the viaduct in Bendigo from its earliest days has been one of the major Cornish Australian settlement areas. The Cornish in Bendigo outnumbered the combined strength of their Irish and Scottish counterparts.
The fountain is constructed from 20 tonnes of highly polished Harcourt granite and includes dolphins, unicorns, nymphs and allegorical figures. The fountain stands 28ft high from the level of the roadway and its outer basin is 50ft in diameter.
The basin itself is 12ft wide from the inner side of the parapet to the plinth of the fountain and contains 2ft of water. The architect William Charles Vahland left a major mark on Bendigo during this period. He is credited as innovating what was the most popular residential design of the period, low cost cottages with verandahs decorated in iron lace which became a popular style right across Victoria.
Pall mall bendigo in Significant population growth occurred in the post-war years.