Group tried to oust elected Bendigo officials with big lie in 1857

Tom O'Callaghan
By Tom O'Callaghan
January 7 2022 - 6:30pm
COLONIAL BATTLEGROUND: Storm clouds gather over Victoria's parliament house. The building was a seething pit of intrigue as politicians built and destroyed brittle alliances in the 19th century. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

A SHADOWY cabal tried to trump legitimately elected Bendigo representatives 165 years ago in a battle over who could sit in Victoria's parliament.

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Tom O'Callaghan

Tom O'Callaghan

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