An incredible story: There is limited money and only three days to spare, and an important piece of Beechworth history has become available ... half way around the world ...
A short story by Jane Downing, set in Beechworth around the time that Ned Kelly found inspiration for his armour. Originally published in Offset 15, Victoria University, 2015; shortlisted in The Age Short Story Competition, 2012.
The old books of the Stanley Athenaeum are beautiful. Some are quirky, even a little bizarre. Others are historically significant.
Stanley is known as a place of orchards and peaceful countryside. But hidden away here, among all the lush gardens, there is something extraordinary.