My Bendigo: Jane Anderson

Toolleen Country Retreat – Boarding Kennel and Cattery

Toolleen Country RetreatWhat was your first job? Washing up in a Chinese Restaurant for 6 years (while at school and Uni).

Have you ever had a quirky job/task in Bendigo?  Rushing into Bendigo to pick up a dog when the owner had a baby and had to be whisked to hospital.  Luckily all pre-arranged and planned.

What book are you reading? Bossypants by Tina Fey, and Bad Science by Ben Goldacre.

What’s your favourite saying? “Oh really?”

My Bendigo

Ideal drink: Toobarac beer on tap at Axedale Tavern late on a Sunday night.

Ideal meal: It used to be Spice Your Life Indian Restaurant, but they closed.  I love trying out the new menus in established restaurants, and enjoying trying out new eateries.

Jane's favourite Bendigo view

Jane’s favourite Bendigo view

Favourite view in Bendigo?  I came across this site early one morning near Elmore.  Idyllic, in my eyes, with a farmer moving his sheep along a back road.  I enjoyed the scene for a few minutes and drove in another direction so as to not upset the sheep.

Undiscovered gem in central Victoria? Chilling out driving slowly along dirt tracks through the country outside of Bendigo – best way to relieve tension and enjoy the great Australian bush.

When visitors come to town, where do you take them?
Axedale Tavern, every single time.

Favourite Bendigo interior? The Capital Theatre.

Apart from the people, what’s the best thing about Bendigo?
Bendigo has everything that we need in one great location, and a fantastic cultural identity.

Your most recent discovery: The lovely stores on View Street.

What makes you proud of Bendigo?
This is a city that has completely ‘got it together’.  Bendigo is not trying to be something it’s not, and an outstanding community that I love.

Is there someone else in Bendigo we should know about? Sue Hearn Walton


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