Bendigo, known also officially as Sandhurst in former times, has
had an interesting and vibrant history over its 150 or so years.
Its history spans the spectacular gold 'rush' that
disrupted the early colonial pastoral leases through to the town
and city established on well organized gold production and deep
Time and diversification have lead to its current position as a
leading provincial city
of Victoria, Australia.
We invite you to learn about the organization and functioning of
our Society and forthcoming speakers
at our monthly meetings. History Lives Our President, Jim Evans regularly writes history articles relating to our collection or local historical activities. Click here to read all the History Lives Articles.
NEW ARTICLE - Red Ribbon
A copy of one of the most important documents in Australia’s goldrush history, the Bendigo Petition of 1853 in the possession of the Bendigo Historical Society. This Petition lists more than 5000 signatures and is 13 metres long.
Click here to read the full article.
Visit our Shared Files page.
Our Shared Files page aims to present documents of interest relating to the history of Bendigo and documents relating to the organization and functioning of the Bendigo Historical Society.
You are invited to look at Bendigo's interesting and colourful history
through our Review of Bendigo History
and to look at architectural features and current attractions that
provide some insight into the heritage of this region.
To navigate through this site, simply click on
the links located in the menu at the left of this page.