Fortuna Villa in Bendigo.

Mansion built on gold goes on sale

It was the biggest house in Australia, an opulent century mansion eccentrically decorated by a man with unbridled wealth and questionable taste.

The Alexandra Fountain. The shop of Manning & Company Is in the background. A number of men are seated beside the fountain. View Point, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 1890  W H Robinson Studio, 1890

The Alexandra Fountain. The shop of Manning & Company Is in the background. A number of men are seated beside the fountain.

Bendigo's Art Gallery in View Street was opened by Lord Hopetoun October 1890, the building was originally Bendigo's Volunteer Riflemens Orderly Room.

Bendigo's Art Gallery in View Street was opened by Lord Hopetoun October the building was originally Bendigo's Volunteer Riflemens Orderly Room.

Sandhurst Coffee Palace at the corner of Mitchell and Mollison Streets at Bendigo, Victoria (year unknown).

The Sandhurst Coffee Palace. There are a number of people standing on the balcony and in front of the building. There is a tobacconist on the left.

Bendigo Railway Station in Victoria in the 1890s.

An elevated view of the Bendigo Railway Station and rail yards. The double-gabled brick building in the foreground is the goods sheds, with the railway station to the rear left and the locomotive sheds (with curved roofs) to the rear right.

Horse drawn cabs waiting outside Bendigo Railway Station, 1925. State Museum of Victoria.

Horse drawn cabs waiting outside Bendigo Railway Station, State Museum of Victoria.

GEoS (George) Bisset's Drapery Shop in Bendigo,Victoria.

People standing in front of the shop of 'Geo. Bissett, Importer of Drapery, Clothing, Millinery &c.

Percy Wee Hee dressed in General Regalia Bendigo, c1912

Percy Wee Hee dressed in General Regalia - Goldfields Stories: Dai Gum San, Big Gold Mountain - Culture Victoria

Bendigo, Victoria, 1890. The City Family Hotel. J. Crowley 's Livery and Letting Stables are on the left There are three horse-drawn vehicles in the street. The hotel is three storeys with a verandah along the ground level and a balcony on the first floor.

Bendigo, Victoria, The City Family Hotel. Crowley 's Livery and Letting Stables are on the left There are three horse-drawn vehicles in the street. The hotel is three storeys with a verandah along the ground level and a balcony on the first floor.

Culture Victoria - Loong, Various Images

Loong (Dragon) is entirely handmade and is the oldest imperial dragon in the world.

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