115 Wattle Street, Bendigo, 3550, Australia
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St. Kilian's Church
Until 1874, Bendigo was part of the diocese of Melbourne, but in that year the northern part of Victoria was separated and became the new Diocese of Sandhurst. An Irish priest. Dr. Martin Crane was appointed the first bishop. When he arrived in Bendigo the following year, he found a stone church dedicated to St. Kilian and this became his cathedral. However this church was in a very bad state of repair and had to be demolished in 1888. It was replaced by a large wooden structure which is in use today as a parish church.
No offence to all the Irish Catholics, but I personally think that the church's windows and doors have an Islamic-influenced design.
Gold Mining Tour..
One of Australia's premier tourist attractions... the Central Deborah Gold Mine.
This popular attraction takes you 30 storeys below Bendigo.
The Central Deborah Gold Mine was the last commercial mine to operate in Bendigo.
From 1939 to 1954 about one tonne of gold was unearthed from the mine, worth around $12,000,000 AUS in today's prices.
The mine closed for a number of years until 1986 when it was reopened for underground tours.
I believe, two of the worlds biggest nuggets were found in this area.
Look beyond View Point into Rosalind Park featuring Australian trees. The park was named after the character in "Rosalind" in Shakespear's "As you like it".
This park is part of the 27 hectares set aside under the land grant in 1857. The lower ground of Rosalind Park was the scene of the last allurial Gold Rush on the Bendigo field. Before this time all ground in the area had been untouched because it was part of the government camp.
There're many monuments in the park, also the drinking fountain in memory of JH Curnow (the founder of the Bendigo Sewarage Authority).
My knowledge on this regional city is for the most part due to my friend Robert Gawne or vt member magpies now living in cork.
Rob tells me the following over and over again.
Bendigo has 52 pubs Australia's largest woodern church and the longest chinese dragon in the world which can been seen each easter parade.
oh how can i forget the talking tram either .
once i write and tell him vt has a bendigo page now I'm sure he will write a page .
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