Sandhurst was the official name given to the township surveyed in 1854 on the Bendigo goldfields, 130 km north-west of Melbourne. The name was most probably inspired by the chief commissioner of the goldfields, William Henry Wright, who was born at Sandhurst, England, and who attended the Royal Military College there. The name was also given to the local parish and to the Sandhurst mining district.

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