Bendigo Life

Party on all levels
Bendigo Weekly
MusicMan doesn’t do things by halves. Tomorrow’s Christmas party features 29 acts over 12 hours on three levels. As well as being a lot of fun it’ll be a test of endurance for even the hardiest gig-goer. Tomorrow though, sees a more varied line-up than usual at th..
16-Dec-2016
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Gate crashers moove in
Sharon Kemp
YOU can’t get anything past Frank. But something is going on with his black cows that makes me think they are trying to pull the hide over his eyes – to achieve their own ends, whatever that is. But he is on to them. When we visited him on the farm at Axedale recently, Frank..
28-Sep-2016
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Students eat well
Bendigo Weekly
When it comes to healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle, Bendigo Violet Street Primary School students have got the right idea. Grade six students Jesse and Ciaran believe their school is the healthiest in the city. Their submission to the Bendigo Health supported Bendigo Sports Star&r..
24-Jun-2016
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Horsemen of the camp
James Lerk
Last week I wrote about the men of the Government Camp, they were literally camping in their tents on what was referred to and still is known today as Camp Hill. A log lock up was to be constructed on Camp Hill as well as a log store for keeping government issued and supplied materials and ..
17-Jun-2016
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The electoral paper chase
Steve Kendall
THANKFULLY I am away on July 2 and was able to vote early. This involved walking along to Hargreaves Street from the Weekly’s city hub in View Street. The printers had been busy over the weekend, and each member of the party faithful were clutching the all-important how to vote car..
17-Jun-2016
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Artwork with a certain style
Bendigo Weekly
An interesting aspect of La Trobe University’s latest exhibition, Flawless, is that many of the highly stylised portraits look the same. But that’s OK. Masters student, Alanah Brand, is exploring women’s desire to present a flawless online image. The result is that the..
10-Jun-2016
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Cooking by the book
Steve Kendall
STEVE MISSED THE MOST IMPORTANT POINT I have been married in one guise or another for many years now. You think I would have learned by now. Let me tell you a story... Because of the dark, evenings have become a bit of a rush, feeding out sheep/horses/dog/chooks and all of the ..
10-Jun-2016
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For a good cause
Bendigo Weekly
Musically-minded Bendigonians will be digging deep next weekend for two very worthy causes. On Saturday, June 18 the Golden Vine and Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival are hosting Bendigo Blues for the Homeless – a fundraiser supporting Blues for Lost Souls. Blues for Lost Sou..
10-Jun-2016
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Beauty and the Beast
Bendigo Weekly
Actors from this year’s Senior School production of Beauty and the Beast at Girton Grammar School will be virtually unrecognisable on stage as their costumes, make up and characters come to life in a gritty reimagining of the much-loved Disney classic. Five months of intense rehearsal..
10-Jun-2016
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As far as he can go
Bendigo Weekly
Infectious island rhythms, sophisticated synth hide-n-seek and the harmony to bring you home; As Far As India, the new single from Tom Lee-Richards, is a nostalgic celebration of life. Another collaboration with award winning producer Countbounce (Jarryd James, Dan Sultan), the song reveals ..
08-Apr-2016
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The Charing Cross Lions
Bendigo Weekly
Four Lions is a new band out of Bendigo, which aims to convey honest heartfelt lyrics with almost familiar melodies. Fronted by singer-songwriter Shann Lions on harp and guitar, Keith “Lightning” Macqueen on guitar, Greg Perry on bass and Jordan Allen on drums, the band describe..
25-Sep-2015
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Metadata makes its mark
Steve Kendall
Have you heard about the ABC journo who requested his metadata? No, it’s not a joke, Will Ockenden wanted to find out what was in his data which is stored by his phone company. It’s now law that mobile providers keep the records for two years. Ockenden discovered locatio..
21-Aug-2015
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Tragic death leads to charity
James Lerk
Among the many different personalities associated with the Sandhurst Ethiopian Serenaders was a man whose father, William Bradley, had a watch-making and jewellery business in Pall Mall. William Bradley’s shop was next to Temple Court, located in the block between Williamson and Bull s..
14-Aug-2015
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TV journo aims for top spot
Steve Kendall
IT’S easy to imagine the school-aged Sarah Lawrence pretending to be a TV journalist in front of the mirror. It has certainly been on her wish list since those days, and the dream has come true. After stints on iPTV and Prime7, Lawrence is one of three Bendigo-based journalists for..
03-Jul-2015
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Creativity captured
Bendigo Weekly
In an innovative artistic initiative, children from Jenny’s Early Learning Centre have recently visited the Schaller Studio in Bendigo. Each student interpreted the eye-catching artwork, sculptures and mosaics on display. Artist Mark Schaller, accompanied by director of the Bendigo Art ..
15-May-2015
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Democray on show
Bridgette Barry-Murphy
The 160th anniversary of the 1854 Eureka Stockade treason trials will be celebrated with a scripted reenactment at Bendigo Supreme Court on Saturday. The Eureka: Democracy on Trial show comes on the back of two performances in March at the Supreme Court in Melbourne. The same cast of, predomi..
15-May-2015
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The heart of the matter
Steve Kendall
BLOODY Valentine’s Day. For my whole life it has been a disaster. I have never received cakes or roses or chocolate. I have never managed to open a card from an unknown admirer. I just don’t fall into the category where women fall all over me. Some blokes walk into a room and..
14-Feb-2014
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Dear Dotty
Bendigo Weekly
Dear Dotty, I hope you can help as I am new to Bendigo. I was exploring your lovely Rosalind Park the other day and stumbled upon a beautiful old mansion. I could see a few people going inside and thought it might be a public building. Curious, and feeling a little like Alice in Wonderland, I ma..
22-Nov-2012
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Dear Dotty
Bendigo Weekly
Dear Dotty, Last week I tried to have a coffeee in my favourite Bath Lane cafe but was dismayed when a herd of cyclists came clumping in on their cleats. Innocent women and children were knocked over by the veritable wave of pheromones that they were emitting. I actually saw one child swept away i..
15-Nov-2012
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In the mud of Kokoda
Steve Kendall
Things were different in 1941. Australia had been at war for two years, there was a real threat of invasion from the Japanese and everyone was joining up and going overseas. The promise of excitement was too much for many, and teenagers eager to answer the call made some creative changes..
20-Apr-2012
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