Bendigo National Motor Inn
182-186 High St.,, Bendigo, 3550, Australia
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The old Post Office is a very impressive example of architecture of the time, with very high ceilings and also features moulded panelling and these Victorian ceiling roses, which are very characteristic of that time period.
There is no missing the Alexandra Fountain – 20 tonnes of Harcourt granite. The base alone has to be 13 ft deep to support such a weight. It was completed in 1881 and opened by Prince Albert Victor and Prince George of Wales (sons of Princess Alexandra for whom the fountain was named) when they turned on the water.
The opening ceremony was quite a grand occasion and was followed by a procession and a ball to celebrate. It is one of the largest and most well known fountains in regional Victoria.
"Bendigo's tribute to the memory of the Australian soldiers who in the South African war of 1899 - 1902 gave their lives for the queen and empire."
I still fail to see the benefits of fighting a war far away from your home. The glory perhaps? I only see the pain of families of the lost souls.
What do they get in the end? A statue in their memory.
Festival Melbourne 2006
The Commonwealth Games was offically centred in Melbourne, but events took place thorughout Victoria - as did the Festival Melbourne 2006 - a huge free festival celebrating performances and exhibitions from around the Commonwealth. Bendigo celebrated with a Charles Rennie Mackintosh design exhibition from Glasgow and a day of music and street theatre, including performances from Australia, Northern Ireland, Ghana and Singapore. The Australian street-theatre performers Strange Fruit provided an extraordinary performance in front of the Old Town Hall.
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