Beechworth started out a grazing community, but with the discovery of gold in 1852 the town suddenly exploded acquiring banks, a post office and doubtless pubs.
But there’s another little monument up a back road celebrating the first Congregationalist service in 1858
suggesting that the wild days of the gold rush were over and life was becoming more respectable …
Pingback: J A Rochlitz | stuff 'n other stuff
Pingback: Digitised newspapers and happenstance | stuff 'n other stuff