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    August 2019

    Pose photographic exhibition

    12 August 2019 @ 10:00 am - 8 March 2020 @ 5:00 pm
    $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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    December 2019

    Sovereign Hill’s Summer Gold Rush

    26 December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 27 January 2020 @ 5:00 pm
    Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw St
    Golden Point, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $26.20 – $148.00

    This summer, Sovereign Hill is busier than it’s been since the goldrush of the 1850’s. With NEW activities every day and the chance to win a $400 gold nugget every week, it feels like the gold rush is happening all over again! Each day of the week, for six weeks, a different adventure awaits. From Make it Mondays, to Find it Fridays, there is something for everyone to enjoy. All of your favourite Sovereign Hill activities will also be on,…

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    January 2020

    BMI Building Tours

    January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 28 January 2020

    Ballaarat Mechanics Institute, 117 Sturt St Ballarat
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $10
    BMI Tours

    Hear about the colourful history of the institute and its people, from J.B. Humffray (fresh from Eureka) to the grand Minerva space and its history as a cinema. Explore the Max Harris Photography and heritage book collections, and get special local tips on the best things to see, do, and taste in town. Every Tuesday throughout January 2020 Tours commence and 2pm and finish 3.30pm $10 per person includes refreshments

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    BMI Building Tours

    January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 28 January 2020

    Ballaarat Mechanics Institute, 117 Sturt St Ballarat
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $10
    BMI Tours

    Hear about the colourful history of the institute and its people, from J.B. Humffray (fresh from Eureka) to the grand Minerva space and its history as a cinema. Explore the Max Harris Photography and heritage book collections, and get special local tips on the best things to see, do, and taste in town. Every Tuesday throughout January 2020 Tours commence and 2pm and finish 3.30pm $10 per person includes refreshments

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    February 2020

    Friends of the Ballarat Botanic Gardens – History Friends

    February 4 @ 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

    February 4 @ 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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    March 2020

    Friends of the Ballarat Botanic Gardens – History Friends

    March 3 @ 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
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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

    March 3 @ 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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    April 2020

    Friends of the Ballarat Botanic Gardens – History Friends

    April 7 @ 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
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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

    April 7 @ 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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    May 2020

    Friends of the Ballarat Botanic Gardens – History Friends

    May 5 @ 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
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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

    May 5 @ 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

    May 26 @ 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
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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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    June 2020

    Friends of the Ballarat Botanic Gardens – History Friends

    June 2 @ 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

    June 2 @ 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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