The founding of Beechworth …

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

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suggesting that the wild days of the gold rush were over and life was becoming more respectable …

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