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Beechworth the Golden Hills Festival

High Country

  • Miner's Tent
  • Red Coats Shooting
  • Gold Scales
  • Goldfields Surgeon
  • Re-Enactors
  • Chineese Tea House
  • Chinese Joss House
  • UnderTaker

The Beechworth Historic Re-enactment is holding a full scale living history display in Beechworth. The event enlists 13 historical re-enactment groups. These experienced groups will recreate Beechworth and Golden Hills Festival, 1857.

The Beechworth Historic Re-enactment is holding a full scale living history display in Beechworth. The event enlists 13 historical re-enactment groups. These experienced groups will recreate Beechworth and Golden Hills Festival, 1857.

This will comprise a Government Camp with uniformed members of the 40th of foot and 12th of foot displaying skill at arms drill and portraying the camp life of the soldiers involved. A police station and camp will be established with a gold commissioner in residence to issue gold licences to the younger population.

This living display reminds the community of the region's important history and encourages research, and a greater interest and understanding.

A Chinese camp will be established with a tea house and Joss temple. A miner’s camp will be established setting up authentic camps and mining sites. The public can explore, learn of Beechworth’s and Victoria’s golden past history.

150 living history enthusiasts and re-enactors will be camping, living and moving through the town during the event.

The event will open on Saturday morning with a parade of 50 Redcoats marching and 100 miners parading in Beechworth. View a full scale living history of life in 1857.

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Café
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking
  • Public telephone
  • Public toilet
  • Restaurant - licensed
  • Shop

Accessibility

Disabled access available, contact operator for details.