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    August 2019

    Pose photographic exhibition

    12 August 2019 @ 10:00 am - 8 March 2020 @ 5:00 pm
    Gold Museum, Bradshaw Street
    Ballarat, 3350
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    $2 – $36.60

    Sovereign Hill’s Gold Museum will showcase a unique collection of photographic portraits in their new exhibition Pose, on now until Sunday 8th March, 2020. The Gold Museum’s photographic collection represents a variety of photographic studios which operated in Ballarat from the 1870s onwards. State-of-the-art studios sprang up across the city centre, and photography was embraced immediately by Ballarat locals who flocked to have their portraits taken. Each image represented their aspirations and status within the community, as well as a…

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    November 2019

    Narmbool Open Day

    November 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Narmbool, Horsehill North Rd
    Elaine, 3334
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    $10.00

    Narmbool’s gates will be open to the public for their annual Open Day Sunday 17 November, 2019. Visitors will be able to explore the 2,000-hectare heritage property located in Elaine, 30km south of Ballarat and 100km west of Melbourne. The Open Day will provide visitors with an exclusive opportunity to see the beautiful gardens and tour the education and accommodation facilities. Lunch and Devonshire Tea will be served in the picturesque Garden Room, which underwent a major renovation in late…

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    Meet the Author – Paul Byrnes

    November 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Old Colonists’ Club, 20 Lydiard St North
    Ballarat Central, VIC 3350 Australia
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    Free

    We are delighted to host Paul Byrnes, an experienced and engaging speaker, as he launches his book The Lost Boys - The Untold Stories of the Under-age Soldiers Who Fought in the First World War As well as being an author, Paul is a film critic for the Age and Sydney Morning Herald and the former director of the Sydney Film Festival. He’s been a journalist for more than 40 years and his book is the product of a lifelong…

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    Ballarat Genealogical Society monthly meeting

    November 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Ballarat Library, 178 Doveton Street North
    Ballarat, VIC 3353 Australia
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    ballarat and district genealogical society meetings

    4th Tuesday of each month (except Dec & Jan) 7:30pm, Meeting Room, Ballarat Central Library 178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat This exciting program of subjects of interest to the genealogist has been arranged. Come along to the meetings and listen to those many and varied guest speakers, ask questions and find some answers to those hard to solve problems.

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    An Evening with Peter FitzSimons

    November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    $60

    We are delighted to host Peter FitzSimons as he visits Ballarat and launches his latest book 'James Cook'. Peter FitzSimons is Australia's bestselling non-fiction writer, and for the past 30 years has also been a journalist and columnist with the Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald. With his masterful storytelling talent, Peter FitzSimons brings James Cook to life. Focusing on his most iconic expedition, the voyage of the Endeavour, where Cook first set foot on Australian and New Zealand soil,…

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    December 2019

    Friends of the Ballarat Botanic Gardens – History Friends

    December 3 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

    George Longley Building, Gillies Street Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens - history and heritage events

    The History Group undertakes research into the history of the Gardens. A major project which has involved members for many years is the extraction of references to the gardens primarily from Ballarat City Council correspondence files which are housed at the Ballarat Archives Centre of the Public Record Office Victoria, but also from newspapers and resources held by the Ballarat Historical Society at the Gold Museum. This primary research material has been collated to form the basis of a major…

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    Talking History at Eureka

    December 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 30 September 2021

    Eureka Centre, 102 Stawell Street South
    Ballarat, VIC 3350 Australia
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    Free
    Talking History at Eureka

    Eureka Centre is excited to announce the launch of Talking History @ Eureka, an initiative to explore significant new research into the history of the Ballarat region, with a special focus on the colonial period. Presented on the first Tuesday of each month at 5.30pm, these talks will present new perspectives on Ballarat and Goldfields history with a special focus on the events and legacy of the Eureka Stockade. Speakers will include academics, writers, independent researchers and people from diverse…

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    Ballarat Genealogical Society monthly meeting

    December 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Ballarat Library, 178 Doveton Street North
    Ballarat, VIC 3353 Australia
    + Google Map
    ballarat and district genealogical society meetings

    4th Tuesday of each month (except Dec & Jan) 7:30pm, Meeting Room, Ballarat Central Library 178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat This exciting program of subjects of interest to the genealogist has been arranged. Come along to the meetings and listen to those many and varied guest speakers, ask questions and find some answers to those hard to solve problems.

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    January 2020

    Friends of the Ballarat Botanic Gardens – History Friends

    7 January 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

    George Longley Building, Gillies Street Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens - history and heritage events

    The History Group undertakes research into the history of the Gardens. A major project which has involved members for many years is the extraction of references to the gardens primarily from Ballarat City Council correspondence files which are housed at the Ballarat Archives Centre of the Public Record Office Victoria, but also from newspapers and resources held by the Ballarat Historical Society at the Gold Museum. This primary research material has been collated to form the basis of a major…

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    Talking History at Eureka

    7 January 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 30 September 2021

    Eureka Centre, 102 Stawell Street South
    Ballarat, VIC 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    Free
    Talking History at Eureka

    Eureka Centre is excited to announce the launch of Talking History @ Eureka, an initiative to explore significant new research into the history of the Ballarat region, with a special focus on the colonial period. Presented on the first Tuesday of each month at 5.30pm, these talks will present new perspectives on Ballarat and Goldfields history with a special focus on the events and legacy of the Eureka Stockade. Speakers will include academics, writers, independent researchers and people from diverse…

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    Ballarat Genealogical Society monthly meeting

    28 January 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Ballarat Library, 178 Doveton Street North
    Ballarat, VIC 3353 Australia
    + Google Map
    ballarat and district genealogical society meetings

    4th Tuesday of each month (except Dec & Jan) 7:30pm, Meeting Room, Ballarat Central Library 178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat This exciting program of subjects of interest to the genealogist has been arranged. Come along to the meetings and listen to those many and varied guest speakers, ask questions and find some answers to those hard to solve problems.

    Find out more »

    February 2020

    Friends of the Ballarat Botanic Gardens – History Friends

    4 February 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

    George Longley Building, Gillies Street Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens - history and heritage events

    The History Group undertakes research into the history of the Gardens. A major project which has involved members for many years is the extraction of references to the gardens primarily from Ballarat City Council correspondence files which are housed at the Ballarat Archives Centre of the Public Record Office Victoria, but also from newspapers and resources held by the Ballarat Historical Society at the Gold Museum. This primary research material has been collated to form the basis of a major…

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    Talking History at Eureka

    4 February 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 30 September 2021

    Eureka Centre, 102 Stawell Street South
    Ballarat, VIC 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    Free
    Talking History at Eureka

    Eureka Centre is excited to announce the launch of Talking History @ Eureka, an initiative to explore significant new research into the history of the Ballarat region, with a special focus on the colonial period. Presented on the first Tuesday of each month at 5.30pm, these talks will present new perspectives on Ballarat and Goldfields history with a special focus on the events and legacy of the Eureka Stockade. Speakers will include academics, writers, independent researchers and people from diverse…

    Find out more »

    Ballarat Genealogical Society monthly meeting

    25 February 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Ballarat Library, 178 Doveton Street North
    Ballarat, VIC 3353 Australia
    + Google Map
    ballarat and district genealogical society meetings

    4th Tuesday of each month (except Dec & Jan) 7:30pm, Meeting Room, Ballarat Central Library 178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat This exciting program of subjects of interest to the genealogist has been arranged. Come along to the meetings and listen to those many and varied guest speakers, ask questions and find some answers to those hard to solve problems.

    Find out more »

    March 2020

    Friends of the Ballarat Botanic Gardens – History Friends

    3 March 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

    George Longley Building, Gillies Street Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens - history and heritage events

    The History Group undertakes research into the history of the Gardens. A major project which has involved members for many years is the extraction of references to the gardens primarily from Ballarat City Council correspondence files which are housed at the Ballarat Archives Centre of the Public Record Office Victoria, but also from newspapers and resources held by the Ballarat Historical Society at the Gold Museum. This primary research material has been collated to form the basis of a major…

    Find out more »

    Talking History at Eureka

    3 March 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 30 September 2021

    Eureka Centre, 102 Stawell Street South
    Ballarat, VIC 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    Free
    Talking History at Eureka

    Eureka Centre is excited to announce the launch of Talking History @ Eureka, an initiative to explore significant new research into the history of the Ballarat region, with a special focus on the colonial period. Presented on the first Tuesday of each month at 5.30pm, these talks will present new perspectives on Ballarat and Goldfields history with a special focus on the events and legacy of the Eureka Stockade. Speakers will include academics, writers, independent researchers and people from diverse…

    Find out more »

    Ballarat Genealogical Society monthly meeting

    24 March 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Ballarat Library, 178 Doveton Street North
    Ballarat, VIC 3353 Australia
    + Google Map
    ballarat and district genealogical society meetings

    4th Tuesday of each month (except Dec & Jan) 7:30pm, Meeting Room, Ballarat Central Library 178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat This exciting program of subjects of interest to the genealogist has been arranged. Come along to the meetings and listen to those many and varied guest speakers, ask questions and find some answers to those hard to solve problems.

    Find out more »

    April 2020

    Friends of the Ballarat Botanic Gardens – History Friends

    7 April 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

    George Longley Building, Gillies Street Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens - history and heritage events

    The History Group undertakes research into the history of the Gardens. A major project which has involved members for many years is the extraction of references to the gardens primarily from Ballarat City Council correspondence files which are housed at the Ballarat Archives Centre of the Public Record Office Victoria, but also from newspapers and resources held by the Ballarat Historical Society at the Gold Museum. This primary research material has been collated to form the basis of a major…

    Find out more »

    Talking History at Eureka

    7 April 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 30 September 2021

    Eureka Centre, 102 Stawell Street South
    Ballarat, VIC 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    Free
    Talking History at Eureka

    Eureka Centre is excited to announce the launch of Talking History @ Eureka, an initiative to explore significant new research into the history of the Ballarat region, with a special focus on the colonial period. Presented on the first Tuesday of each month at 5.30pm, these talks will present new perspectives on Ballarat and Goldfields history with a special focus on the events and legacy of the Eureka Stockade. Speakers will include academics, writers, independent researchers and people from diverse…

    Find out more »
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