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ORIGIN OF THE NAME "BENDIGO."  

The origin of the name "Bendigo" has, time after     time, led to much controversy. Now, the origin of the name is thus accounted for. A few old residents are yet in existence who will remember that Messrs. Heap and Grice occupied as a station run the country now forming the Sandhurst district. On this ques- tion, says the INDEPENDENT, we have been shown an extract from a letter received by Dr. Pounds from Mr. Grice which should put the matter at rest for ever. Mr. Grice writes:—"Tell your friends who     want to know the origin of Bendigo, that it was named by Tom Myers, Heap and Grice's overseer, in 1841. Tom himself was a bit of a dab with his fists, and a great admirer of the boxer Bendigo: hence the   name." From "Tom Myers" those well-known localities Myers' Flat and Myers' Creek take their

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