Rosalind Park has been central to Bendigo civic life since it was the site of the Government Camp of the 1850s and so became the focus of public life and administration. The 1851 goldrush transformed the little valley of Bendigo into a jumble of shallow shafts, mullock heaps and puddling mills. The story of Rosalind Park is about transformation of a goldfield into an important public park. Today, Rosalind Park consists of 60 acres of grassy open spaces, lush leafy trees, a fabulous playground, ornate statues, an historic conservatory, a fernery and beautiful old gardens to explore.

We hope to emulate Rosalind Park’s role as a central meeting point by providing a similar opportunity for educators and those passionate about the future of education to exchange ideas.