Bendigo is a major regional city in the state of Victoria, Australia, located very close to the geographical centre of the state and approximately 150 kilometres (93 mi) north west of the state capital Melbourne. It is the second largest inland city and fourth most populous city in the state. The estimated urban population is 91,713. It is the administrative centre for the City of Greater Bendigo which encompasses both the urban area and outlying towns spanning an area of approximately 3,000 square kilometres (1,158 sq mi). Inhabitants of Bendigo are known as Bendigonians. Originally taking its name from the Bendigo Creek, the name became official in 1891. Shortly afterwards, the term “Bendigonians” was coined to describe its residents. Bendigo is one of the most significant Victorian era boom towns in Australia. Gold was discovered in 1851 atThe Rockson Bendigo Creek and the Bendigo Valley was found to be a rich alluvialfield where gold could easily be extracted. News of the finds intensified the Victorian gold rush bringing an influx of migrants to the city from around the world within a year and transforming it from a stationto a major settlement in the newly proclaimed Colony of Victoria. Bendigo is notable for its Victorian architectural heritage and gold mining history. Since 1851 over 22 million ounces of gold have been extracted from its gold mines, making it the highest producing goldfield in Australia in the 19th century and the largest gold mining economy in eastern Australia. It is the largest finance centre in Victoria outside of Melbourne as home to Australia’s only provincially head quartered retail bank, the Bendigo Bank, and the Bendigo Stock Exchange(BSX).
The overhanging trees with lots of fallen leaves as Bendigo is about to go into another 4 months of winter again.
Colourful flowers will been seen throughout Bendigo as it has a wide range of beautfiul gardens and secenery.
Here we see three chinesse decoration balls hanging on a tree outside the town hall, this represents all the different and unique cultures that Bendigo has and the people living in Bendigo.
Bendigo has many old heratige buildings around the town, here we see the ANZAC memorial centre front left, The Shamrock hotel to the back right, and the old and famous town bell/clock behind the ANZAC memorial.
Most likely have to be the main tourist atraction in Bendigo. The Sacred Heart Cathedral is one of Australia’s largest churches and the second tallest after St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne. Sacred Heart Cathedral is 75 metres long and has a ceiling height of 24 metres. The main spire is 87 metres high which makes it a clear standout throught-out Bendigo and can be seen on any lookout post around Bendigo and is a true icon with its old structured heritage style.
Another breath taking display with the sun casting over the hills and onto the mountain range as the sun sets in Marong, being one of the small viberate country towns around Bendigo.