Eaglehawk Secondary College is located in Bendigo, a regional city in the state of Victoria, Australia. It is a Year 7-10 college, as are all the secondary colleges in Bendigo; students complete their senior years at Bendigo Senior Secondary College.
Eaglehawk itself was a separate municipality until rolled into the City of Greater Bendigo. Eaglehawk has a strongly parochial character, hence the bumper stick: “Eaglehawk: the Greater part of Bendigo.”
Like all of Bendigo, Eaglehawk was founded on the gold rush of the 19th century. Mullock heaps from shaft mines still dot the town, and a fair amount of land cannot be built on because of unstable land. Every now and then a whole house disappears into a caved in mine…this could be a myth.