Infrastructure in Beechworth during Gold Time

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Gold Discovered in Beechworth

1852

Beechworth Post Office Built

1853

Chinese Protector's Office building begins

1855

At this stage only 55 Chinese lived in Beechworth

Gold Receiver's Office Built

1856

In the year it was built, 14,000 ounces of Gold were shipped to Melbourne from the Beechworth Gold receiver's office.

The Beechworth Young Men's Association Building Built

1857

This is where Beechworth's young men met, quite regularly, to read essays and hold lectures.

Chinese Protector's Office Building Opens

1857

The Chinese Protector's Office First opens in 1857. Before the office opened, only 55 Chinese lived in Beechworth. By 1857 the Chinese population of Beechworth has grown to 4000.

Beechworth Court House Built

1858

Remained operational for 131 years. Famous for trials involving Ned Kelly, Harry Power and Elizabeth Scott.

Beechworth Town Hall Opened

1858

Originally Shire offices and a Court of Petty Sessions.

Telegraph Station Built.

1858

Communication Centre of Beechworth

Powder Magazine Built

1859

Storing place for Gun powder used for blasting on Goldfields. Restored in 1966 for National Trust.

Protector's Office Completed

1860

Took approximately 5 years to build. Significant building in early Gold times of Beechworth. Important building because the Protector was responsible for collecting miner's rights and business licenses.

Stone Lock Up Built

1867

Police lock up, the building had a cell for both males and females. Believed that Ned Kelly and his mother were held here prior to their trials in Beechworth.