Bendigo Life

EASTER FAIR
A HELPING HAND By BEN CAMERON The Bendigo Chinese Association is pulling out all stops to make its contribution to the Bendigo Easter Festival the biggest yet. And your help is needed. Association member Doug Lougoon said with nearly 1000 people taking part in the operation, both in front and ..
15-Apr-2011
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Mystery ewe’s life of grime
A city upbringing does not prepare you for the robust side of country life FOR many years I never had much to do with sheep. They came ready-wrapped in the form of cuts from the supermarket or paper wrapped from the butcher. That’s their lot in life I guess. We don’t farm them..
15-Apr-2011
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Direct mail nothing new
Graduated from the Bendigo School of Mines and Industries, Benjamin Odgers was making his mark as a mining manager for the Kalgoorlie Proprietary Company mine, at Coolgardie on the Western Australian goldfields. Ben had arrived to take up his new appointment, his first as a mine manager, in April..
15-Apr-2011
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That dramatic century
An opportunity to visit a huge archive of American photography led to the landmark exhibition about to open in Bendigo Two weeks spent in one of the most important photography archives in the world was a dream come true for Bendigo Art Gallery curator Tansy Curtin. “To be given the chan..
08-Apr-2011
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Playboy minus a mansion
The role of Australian cricket captain was once coveted. Today, it is a dog of a job. The Pup has become top dog. And couldn’t you hear the collective howl from sports fans across the country? The Aston Martin driving, sticker sporting, golden boy of Australian cricket, Michael Clarke..
08-Apr-2011
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A true mine manager
Benjamin Odgers arrived on the Western Australian Goldfields, ready to carry out the important task of establishing a gold mine for the Kalgoorlie Proprietary Company. With his Bendigo knowledge, Odgers set to work to have his mine run on the very best principles. When he was in Bendigo he kne..
08-Apr-2011
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Steve’s testing time for all
Even those all-important medical check-ups can lead to the unexpected FOR various reasons I seem to have been spending more than my fair share of time at the doctor’s. It’s a grand old venue, undergoing extensive change and I made the mistake of joking about the high cost of treat..
01-Apr-2011
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Equipped for the journey
Last week I mentioned just two of many Bendigonians who decided to try their luck on the rapidly developing Western Australian goldfields, following the gold discoveries at Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie in 1892 and 1893 respectively. The two people mentioned were Thomas Hocking and Benjamin Odgers, wh..
01-Apr-2011
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Joe’s passion to help
After the worst possible start in life, Bendigo’s Joe Newson has become an inspiration for so many God helps those who help themselves, we’re told. But one Bendigo man sticks to the equally rustic rule that we all need a helping hand from time to time. And that everybody is worthy..
31-Mar-2011
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The man and the monster
Sometimes, as John Lennon said, life is what happens while you’re making other plans. In Chris Kennett’s case, life is what happens even if you don’t make plans. This affable young Bendigo dad has built a career in design through simply being pleasant to people, and making sur..
25-Mar-2011
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When love goes cold
Olivia Newton John was spot on. Summer lovin’ really is a blast. And for potentially hundreds of ladies across the region, summer 2010-11 was the best yet because they finally met that somebody special. So far at least, it’s been all good. He listens attentively, chews with his mouth..
25-Mar-2011
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Following the gold out west
Bendigo in the 1890s saw an increase in gold production, largely due to the extra development taking place underground. Why was this improvement taking place at the very time the colony of Victoria, as well as the other colonies, were in the middle of a serious depression? Unemployment spread ..
25-Mar-2011
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A stitch in time saves lives
By Rosemary Sorensen A beautiful and unique quilt has become a permanent feature on the walls of BreastScreen Bendigo’s headquarters. Donated by a group of women from Curves Gymnasium at Kangaroo Flat, the quilt represents responses to breast cancer, from personal recollections to gener..
24-Mar-2011
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Charlie’s shine has gone
Ben Cameron on life Ben is fed up with Mr Sheen’s antics, even though they mimic his art It’s as convincing as Don Cheadle’s British accent “I’m tired of pretending I’m not a total bitchin’ rock star from Mars”. I’m with you Charlie Sh..
23-Mar-2011
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