Bendigo Life

The desert blues

Jess Parker is a very rare talent indeed. With her mesmerising powerful vocal delivery and that fuzzed out guitar, she has been dishing up Tarantino-esque Desert Blues and dark Australiana since hitting the Melbourne Blues scene a few short years ago. Her musical...

A comic return

Following sold out shows in 2018, the Bendigo Comedy Festival is back. Running across five days, with three nights at the Shamrock Hotel, the second festival is going to be another huge event packed with big laughs and great fun. The festival will feature performances...

Major win for events

The last weekend of winter produced plenty of major events across Bendigo, with the Battle of Bendigo, Bendigo on the Hop and Bendigo Country Classic all hailed as a success. Council’s manager of Major Events and Tourism Terry Karamaloudis said all three events made a...

Teachers in the spotlight

Around Bendigo and the wider region art teachers toil away in their classrooms, often at the expense of their own art practice. However, an exhibition curated by La Trobe University art lecturer Andrew Goodman is currently highlighting the work and art of many of...

Indigenous art gallery in focus

Curator and Aboriginal artist Janet Bromley has come up with an apt title for the latest exhibition to be held at Arnold Street Gallery, Womnjeka which means welcome in Kulin Nation language. The exhibition will showcase works by the following Bendigo and Regional...

Be visible, be vigilant

One rainy night I nearly ran over a cyclist. I only realised when he thumped my car and shouted abuse at me. Being a rider myself, I’m pretty vigilant about looking out for other riders. But this fellow wasn’t making it easy: he had no lights and was dressed all in...

Conrad on life’s journey

ARIA Award-winning singer/songwriter Conrad Sewell will visit Bendigo on Wednesday. The line-up for his day in our city starts at 91.9 HIT Bendigo where he will be talking and performing for local listeners. HIT announcers Keeshia and Tim will take the popular...

Heritage uncorked

Bendigo’s historic venues are playing host to a celebration of the region’s wine and food with Bendigo Uncorked Week. Led by two feature events – Heritage Uncorked and Heritage After Dark – Bendigo Uncorked Week will feature 10 wine and food experiences from October 4...

Foodshare funds boosted by $76,500

Bendigo Foodshare’s annual fundraising appeal Bendigo Bank Million Meals in May has continued to raise funds for food poverty despite officially closing in May. The campaign included the launch of Soupfest which saw cafes, restaurants, schools and community groups...


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1993 - 1994
Faith Leech - Swimming
Bob McCaskill - Football
Don Sherman - Lawn Bowls

1994 - 1995
Bernice Boromeo - Lawn Bowls
Arthur Cambridge - Sculling
Greg Goodall - Yachting

1995 - 1996
Margaret Harrison - Croquet
David Kitt - Athletics
Allan Monaghan - Swimming

1996 - 1997
Jack Davey - Athletics
Des Duguid - Boxing
Kel Pell - Tennis

1997 - 1998
jack Trickey - Cycling

1999 - 1999
Alan McDonald - Football

1999 - 2000
Herb Hesse - Lawn Bowls / Cricket

2000 - 2001
Greg Williams - Football

2001 - 2002
Betty Thompson - Netball

2002 - 2003
Ken Wust - Cricket

2003 - 2004
Max Brisbane - Basketball
William 'Stumpy" Turner - Cricket

2004 - 2005
Ron Best - Football

2005 - 2006
John Turner - Cricket
Frank McCaig - Cycling
Colin Fitzgerald - Cycling

2006 - 2007
Glen Thurlow - Water Skiing
Kaye Thurlow - Water Skiing
Brain Cahill - Boxing

2007 - 2008
Len Prior - Golf
Alby Jack - Baseball

2008 - 2009
Sharelle McMahon - netball
Ann Howe - Golf

2009 - 2010
Robert Burns - Cycling
George Daniel - Horse Trainer

2010 - 2011
Kristi Harrower - Baskerball

2011 - 2012
Wayne Walsh - Cricket

2012 - 2013
Bill Fry - Boxing

2013 - 2014
Geoffrey Grenfell - Full Bore Rifle Shooting

2014 - 2015
Glenn Asby - Yachting

2015 - 2016
Judy Scarrott - Tennis

2016 - 2017
Neil Pollock - Cricket and Badminton Administration

2017 - 2018
Ashleigh Donaldson Basketball / Football

2018 - 2019
Ian Ross Lawn Bowls
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