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Nov 1, 2006 - Bendigo to Ballarat

Sylvia's Comments The next morning saw us heading into Bendigo to explore. Bendigo began as a gold-rush town, expanding rapidly from 1851 onwards to become one of the state's largest inland towns. It has many fine late 19th centaury buildings, erected with the wealth won from the ground. In its heyday Bendigo had the deepest gold mine in the whole of the world and produced more gold than California fields. The last mine to close, the Central Deborah Gold Mine, was in the 1940's and is now preserved as a museum and offers underground tours....

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