Gold was discovered at Beechworth, Victoria, Australia in 1852 and the township of Beechworth was proclaimed on 1 July 1853.
The Telegraph Office is one of several honey coloured granite Heritage listed buildings built in the mid1800’s that form Part of the Beechworth ‘Justice Precinct’.
Beechworth is a thriving country gold town centrally located to the snowfields and the district’s features and attractions. The town is surrounded by beautiful forests and streams that attract nature lovers from around the world. You can fossick for precious stones or flakes of gold. Or perhaps the opportunity to converse with the winemaker while sampling world-class wines. . Beechworth has over 30 buildings listed with the National Trust and, for the most part, they are substantial and often elegant buildings in excellent condition. The country around Beechworth is full of reminders of the gold rushes. Visitors have the opportunity to walk in Ned Kelly’s footsteps with daily walking tours available through the historic and cultural precinct. Beechworth is not just a well-preserved old gold town, its a thriving country town, making it an ideal base from which to explore northeast Victoria.
Today visitors can still send a telegram from the office which claims to be the busiest telegraph station still operating in the world.
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