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Milestones Author: Categories: Stories, History, Creative Writing

Valerie migrated from Scotland as a child in 1949.  This story is a memoir, written for her writing group in response to the topic: 'milestones'.

If I Can Do It!

If I Can Do It! Author: Robyn PerhamCategories: Stories, Arts, Community, History

Colin's disability is about the least most interesting thing about him as he's predominantly known as an entertainer. His title of "Australia's Little Giant of Entertainment", Colin was awarded the honour of being named the "Telecom Local Legend for Victoria". Colin new autobiography is a must

10 secrets of the Ballarat Mechanics Institute

10 secrets of the Ballarat Mechanics Institute Author: Melissa WattsCategories: Stories, Community, History, Education

The Ballarat Mechanics' Institute sits proudly in the centre of the city, but what do you really know about it? Melissa Watts discovers that inside the old building is a hive of activity.

Push for Australian History Network in Ballarat

Push for Australian History Network in Ballarat Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, History, Announcements

The University of Ballarat is leading a campaign to establish an Australian History Network within the region.

Hellenic community honours ANZACs

Hellenic community honours ANZACs Author: Categories: Stories, Community, History, Announcements

Greek community event at St Nicholas' Church and Aust Ex-POW Memorial to mark Hellenic National Day (28 Oct) and Remembrance Day (11 Nov))

Rededication of McDonald Gateway, Botanical Garden

Rededication of McDonald Gateway, Botanical Garden Author: Categories: History, Garden, Announcements

The Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens group and Botanical Garden's staff will join together tomorrow for the ‘rededication' of the McDonald Gateway which has had a $30,000 facelift courtesy of the Friends.

Fire station added to heritage register

Fire station added to heritage register Author: Categories: History, Announcements

The former Ballarat Fire Station has been added to the Victoria Heritage Register. Located at 702 Sturt St, the building was added because of its historical and architectural significance to the state of Victoria. City of Ballarat Councillor Samantha McIntosh said the building is believed to be the

Bendigo takes after Ballarat’s heritage work

Bendigo takes after Ballarat’s heritage work Author: Categories: History, Announcements

Members of the Bendigo Heritage Advisory Committee visited Ballarat recently after hearing about the variety of successful heritage work being undertaken in the city. The group met with the Ballarat Heritage Advisory Group to discuss recent activities, plans for the next 12 months and emerging issu

Traffic to Flow Under Arch of Victory Again

Traffic to Flow Under Arch of Victory Again Author: Categories: History, Announcements

Westbound traffic will begin to travel under Ballarat's historic Arch of Victory again this Sunday evening (11 September). Sturt Street will be closed to westbound traffic west of the Arch, for most of the day on Sunday (6am to 4pm), and traffic detours will be in place while concrete barriers are r

Arch works near completion Author: Categories: Community, History, Announcements

Scaffolding will be removed from the Arch of Victory over the coming days. The final coat of mineral paint has been applied this week with finer weather allowing this process to occur without disruption.  

Getting Civic Hall wrong - Culture and Heritage

Getting Civic Hall wrong - Culture and Heritage Author: Jon StangerCategories: Issues, Stories, Arts, Music, Community, Politics, History

Jon Stanger found so many flaws in Ballarat City Council's plan for Civic Hall that it wouldn't fit into one article, so he broke it down to five. As well as five reasons to reject the current course of action on Civic Hall, it reads as five ways the current Council is heading off track. Here Jon p

Identifying the Irish in Ballarat

Identifying the Irish in Ballarat Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, Community, History

Ballarat in the first couple of decades of gold was such a melting pot of nationalities. There were English, Irish, Scots, Cornish and welsh as well as people from all over Europe. In the district around Ballarat there were pockets of people who had all come from the same region of the Old World to

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