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So Why Did You Come to Ballarat?

So Why Did You Come to Ballarat? Author: Categories: Stories, Community, Humour

As a newly arrived Brit in Ballarat, two questions invariably recur within every new conversation. At some point, the generic friendly stranger will ask, "So why did you come to Ballarat?" This will shortly be followed by a blunt, "So when are you going to leave?" Got to love hard core local disaffe

Bacon, Bogans and Ballarat

Bacon, Bogans and Ballarat Author: Categories: Stories, Community, Humour

Strange, but what can bacon, bogans and Ballarat all have in common? My answer: people, they are all myths. As a Brit recently moved to Ballarat, I have three pressing issues plaguing my brain. Why is ham being marketed as bacon; what is this elusive creature you term the bogan; and am I really in A

Spaghetti, Aliens, and The Pill

Spaghetti, Aliens, and The Pill Author: Categories: Health, Humour

The pill has a lot to live up to. Let's take a look at some of the myths and realities surrounding this modest little invention.

My Night With The Faceless Men

My Night With The Faceless Men Author: Categories: Stories, Humour, Politics

Ben Pobjie goes deep into the bowels of the Australian Labor Party and finds out more than he ever wanted to know about how the party and Australia as a whole is run. Daringly, Ben goes face-to-face with the 'faceless men' we hear so much about.

#BallaratMovies

#BallaratMovies Author: Categories: Stories, Humour

Selected tweets from the #BallaratMovies hashtag that trended on Twitter on 4/5th August 2011.

Trust me I am a professional television viewer

Trust me I am a professional television viewer Author: Categories: Stories, Humour

Hello. I think we need to talk. It's about television. You see...you know that TV show you like?  

Rant & Rave

Rant & Rave Author: Categories: Humour

Rant This week's Rant is aimed at the dead heads who stand around the Ballarat Little Bridge Street bus stop. Rave For my Rave this week I'm on the subject of Bridge Mall - a big shout out to the UFS Cafe "Treloar's" tucked away inside the pharmacy.

Rant & Rave

Rant & Rave Author: Categories: Humour

Rant Ballarat's male drivers aged over 60. Rave the Ballarat Council for putting on all the FREE festivals and activities you guys do

Wind turbines good for health?

Wind turbines good for health? Author: Jon StangerCategories: Issues, Stories, Health, Humour

Some people don't like wind turbines, but a little known secret about the health benefits of living near wind turbines has been revealed. You'd need to dredge through court transcripts to discover the latest health tip, but here at The Ballarat Independent we care about your health so we've done jus

How I got 'Gullifer' syndrome

How I got 'Gullifer' syndrome Author: Jon StangerCategories: Issues, Stories, Humour, Politics

Years ago, when I'd first moved to Ballarat, I liked The Courier, didn't have anything against it. It seemed to keep me in touch with what was happening around town and in the region and as a new resident that was quite helpful. I've even subscribed to The Courier at times and read it most days wit

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