Walk­ing tour ex­plores na­tion’s his­tory

North East Tourist News - - BEECHWORTH -

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.

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