Bendigo Post Office

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Bendigo Post Office
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Bendigo Post Office
General information
Location Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Construction started 1883
Completed 1887

The Bendigo Post Office is a building on Pall Mall in Bendigo, a provincial city in the Australian state of Victoria. The Post Office backs onto and is partly surrounded by Rosalind Park. The building was built between 1883 and 1887 by the contractors McCulloch and McAlpine and designed by Public Works architect George W. Watson in the Second Empire architectural style. The building shares a great deal with its neighbouring building, the Bendigo Law Courts, and had the same builder, designer and was built at arround the same time.

Notable features of the building include its 43 metre high clock tower (housing a five bell carillon) and the eleborate facades on all four sides of building. The building was extensively restored between 1978 and 1987.[1]

The building was used as a Post Office up until 1997, currently it is used as Bendigo Tourism's 'Visitor Information Centre'. As the Visitor Information Centre it won Victorian Tourism Awards in 2009 and 2010. It was further inducted into Victorian Tourism's 'Hall of Fame' in 2011. It was also awarded a Tourism Award by QANTAS in 2010, in the category of 'Visitor Information and Services'.

Bendigo Tourism describes the Information Centre as 'Australia's Grandest Visitor Centre', the centre boasts a large information area, an adjoinging gallery space as well as an area devoted to historical displays and museum items.

The building has been included on the Victorian Heritage Register as being of "architectural, historic, and aesthetic significance to Victoria".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bendigo Post Office, Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number H1080, Heritage Overlay HO226". Victorian Heritage Database. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 

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Coordinates: 36°45′29″S 144°16′48″E / 36.75816°S 144.28010°E / -36.75816; 144.28010