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Beechworth Court House – Ford St
House Built in 1853 at a cost of 3,730 pounds, this court house saw many historic trials including those of Ned Kelly and mother Ellen.
Beechworth is Australia’s best preserved gold town. All four members of the Kelly Gang spent some time in Beechworth Gaol, Ned for a total of two years. Ned appeared in the Beechworth Courthouse on August 6 1880 on a charge of murder. He was committed to stand trial here before returning to Melbourne for his Supreme Court trial and subsequent hanging. Ned’s mother Ellen also appeared in the Beechworth Court, in 1878, and was held in the Beechworth Gaol for a short time before being taken to Melbourne to complete her sentence. The Courthouse is just one of a number of remarkable 19th century buildings making up the Beechworth Historic and Cultural Precinct, which provides a fascinating insight into life during the gold rush and Ned Kelly era. You can visit many of Ned’s former haunts by following the Golden Mile walking trail.
Equipment: Nikon D300, Sigma 10-20mm lens
Technique: HDR, tripod, 5 Bracketted Images, Photomatix and Capture NX