Annals of Bendigo v1 1851-1867
Annals of Bendigo v1 1851-1867. Mackay, George. 1912.

This collection was gleaned mainly from 'The Bendigo Advertiser' which started in 1853. This is a compilation of events that happened throughout the period, all in chronological order, giving the reader a quick overview of the highlights of each year.

Meetings, new railway, the hospital, ministry news, dense fog, Burke & Wills, severe floods, gas lines, theatres, building works, hotels destroyed by fire, births and deaths of locals, the new newspaper, election bungle, Bendigo Volunteer Rifles, vineyards, local events, and of course mining, including mining statistics ... it's all listed here, plus so much more. It includes many photographs of local people and happenings.

Volume 1 of the the 'Annals of Bendigo' was published in 1912, and was compiled by George Mackay. He went on to compile four volumes, taking the series up to 1920. The work has then continued using various compilers. Currently the series stands at eight volumes and has been taken up to 1987.

You will find information on thousands of local people and happenings listed throughout this volume. Not only a must for those with ancestors in Bendigo, but also ideal for anyone with an interest in the social history of Bendigo, or Victoria as a whole.

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