At this stage only 55 Chinese lived in Beechworth
In the year it was built, 14,000 ounces of Gold were shipped to Melbourne from the Beechworth Gold receiver's office.
This is where Beechworth's young men met, quite regularly, to read essays and hold lectures.
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.
Communication Centre of Beechworth
Originally Shire offices and a Court of Petty Sessions.
Remained operational for 131 years. Famous for trials involving Ned Kelly, Harry Power and Elizabeth Scott.
Storing place for Gun powder used for blasting on Goldfields. Restored in 1966 for National Trust.
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.
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.