Walking tour explores nation’s history
THE historic town of Beechworth stands as one of the best living examples of how our nation grew and prospered with over 30 buildings listed with the National Trust.
The best way to explore is to join a guided walking tour, where you can see many of the original buildings first hand and discover the stories behind the grand facades.
The “Echoes of History Guided Walking Tour” includes the story of Robert O’Hara Burke (of Burke and Wills fame), the role of the famous Golden Horseshoes in an historic election, tales from Beechworth’s China Town and the history of the first Australian born Governor General.
The “Ned Kelly Walking Tour” includes the sites and story of Ned Kelly’s connection to Beechworth.
Tour highlights include the house where Magistrate William Henry Foster, who presided over Ned Kelly’s committal hearing in the Beechworth Court, lived and the site where Ned Kelly won a bare-knuckle boxing match that lasted 20 rounds.
Tours run daily and take one hour and 15 minutes, leaving from and returning to the Beechworth Visitor Information Centre.
Contact the Visitor Information Centre for current times and bookings or find out more at www. explorebeechworth.com.au.
ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY: Explore historic buildings including the old court house during a guided tour in Beechworth.