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Bendigo & District 1902 Roberts.JPG

Establishment of C Roberts, Hargreaves Street

Bendigo & District in 1902: A concise history of its rise, progress & present prosperity in mining, engineering, agricultural, architecture, art, trade & manufactures, Periodicals Publishing Company, 1902

8 - 28 July 2021


The lives of those in the chocolate and confectionery industry in north west Victoria over the centuries were not all sweetness and light... Take a look at our latest exhibition, celebrating International Chocolate Week and Bendigo recently gaining status of a UNESCO City of Gastronomy.


Using collections in the BRAC and broader PROV catalogue, Such Sweet Sorrow explores the tragic, mysterious, scandalous and dark human stories connected to chocolate and confectionery across Bendigo, Mildura, Castlemaine, Chewton, Echuca and more.

The full catalogue can be downloaded as a PDF or you can dive into any of the seven themes below...

WARNING - both PDF and online versions of the catalogue are designed for mature audiences and may contain:

Graphic descriptions of violent acts and death, including children

Contextual racist terminology and views

References to suicide and self-harm


The following resources can assist if you wish to discuss any of the issues raised in this exhibition:

Lifeline 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue 1300 22 46 36

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