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Golden Square

Golden Square is a suburb of Bendigo in Victoria, Australia.

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  • Area:8.49 km2
  • Elevation:239 m
  • Population:8,820
  • Local Government Area:City of Greater Bendigo

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Golden Square is a suburb of Bendigo in Victoria, Australia. Its local government area is the City of Greater Bendigo. At the 2016 Census, Golden Square had a population of 8,820. # History Gold was discovered in the bed of the Bendigo Creek in the spring of 1851, about 200 metres from where the Golden Square Hotel now stands, sparking the gold rush that established the Australian city of Bendigo. Two women, Mrs Kennedy and Mrs Farrell, are commonly credited with having made the discovery. The Post Office opened on 10 January 1863. The local swimming pool was built in 1918 originally called the Golden Square Baths, later renamed to Golden Square Swimming Pool. # Weather # Things to do Golden Square is home to The Bulldogs Football and Netball Team competing in the Bendigo Football League, Golden Square Secondary College (which has since been closed), Golden Square Primary School, (which is merger of Laurel street and Maple street campuses) and the Golden Square Shopping Centre. The historic Golden Square Swimming Pool was originally proposed to be closed by the council in 2010, however it was saved and still runs today as a volunteer-run pool operated by the community itself with pool patronage increasing on a yearly basis.The new Bendigo Police station is located on the edge of Golden Square and was opened in March 2007. The local railway station on the Melbourne to Bendigo railway opened with the line but was closed in 1981.

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