Post Tagged with: "bendigo"

Digitising newspapers

Digitising newspapers

August 19, 2015

Our stories, Such was life:

Learn how the Library digitises newspapers; from selection of titles through conservation to the scanning of the pages.

Victoria’s lost places

Victoria’s lost places

June 10, 2014

Cities & towns, Such was life:

Here’s a test of your local history knowledge: where is Emerald Hill? What about Sandhurst, Sandridge, Hotham or Phillipstown? If you’re not sure, don’t worry! Gazetteers and atlases are rich… Read More ›

Prince down a mine shaft!

Prince down a mine shaft!

January 2, 2014

People & professions, Such was life:

The most conservative of commentators would describe the 1867-8 Australian visit of the Duke of Edinburgh as ‘eventful’. Even before the Duke survived an assassination attempt, he raised eyebrows by voyaging… Read More ›

Bendigo or Sandhurst? History through newspapers

Bendigo or Sandhurst? History through newspapers

May 10, 2013

Cities & towns, Such was life:

Did you know that Bendigo used to be called Sandhurst? And then changed its name back to Bendigo?

Did your ancestor sign the Bendigo Goldfields Petition?

Did your ancestor sign the Bendigo Goldfields Petition?

October 26, 2010

Collections, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

One of the treasures in the State Library’s collections that fascinates family historians is the Bendigo Goldfields Petition. Hundreds of thousands of eager diggers arrived in Victoria in the early… Read More ›