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.
http://www.beechworth.com.au/Beechworth-History/

Canon 7D
18-200mm lens
Tone mapped in Photomatix Pro.

Tags

beechworth, telegraph office, ned kelly, gold rush

Comments

  • aussiebushstick
    aussiebushstickabout 3 years ago

    WOW! Love what you have written too. Instant fave. Thanks for sharing such interesting information. Great shot. Robyn :)

  • Thank you. I appreciate that.

    Regards

    Barbara

    – Barbara Glover

  • Jenny Brice
    Jenny Briceabout 3 years ago

    A lovely old building nicely captured in this photo Barbara, and very interesting history in your description.

  • Thanks Jenny,

    Your comments are appreciated.

    Regards

    Barbara

    – Barbara Glover

  • Karen Stackpole
    Karen Stackpoleabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic detail Barbara. A wonderful shot and great information too

  • Thanks Karen,

    :-)

    Regards

    Barbara

    – Barbara Glover

  • vigor
    vigorabout 3 years ago

    I’m fascinated with the lighting in this one!

  • Hi vigor.

    Yes, winter sunshine in the morning and in the evening here in Australia casts long shadows and is definately a different colour to other times of the year. This one was taken early in the morning.

    Thanks for taking the time to comment.

    Regards

    Barbara

    – Barbara Glover

  • TonyCrehan
    TonyCrehanabout 3 years ago

    Excellent capture Barbara and the tone mapping adds to the heritage effect. Tony:)

  • Thanks Tony.

    – Barbara Glover

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