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    March 2019

    Wonderful Things exhibition

    March 14 @ 10:00 am - June 10 @ 4:00 pm
    Gold Museum, Bradshaw Street
    Ballarat, 3350
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    $7.20 – $13.60

    Strange things, eclectic things, random things - all wonderful things! As Sovereign Hill’s Gold Museum celebrates its 40th Anniversary, an exhibition ‘Wonderful Things: Celebrating 40 Years of the Gold Museum’, pays homage to its vast collections, showcasing everything from taxidermy, fashion and art, to pharmacology and weaponry. On now until 10 June 2019, Wonderful Things is a mix of the wonderful, historical and downright strange. “Since 1978, the Gold Museum has been collecting objects and stories that relate to Ballarat…

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    May 2019

    Ballarat Steam Train Rides

    May 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 9:25 am, repeating until 26 May 2019

    Ballarat Station, Lydiard Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $25

    Steamrail Victoria invites you to ride our historical steam shuttles at Ballarat as part of the 2019 Ballarat Heritage Weekend. Alternatively, you can ride a transfer train from Newport to Ballarat or Ballarat to Newport. BOOK NOW - https://www.trybooking.com/BAYJP This year our steam train rides will be hauled by Y 112 and A2 986. LOCATION Newport to Ballarat Transfer, Newport Railway Station, Melbourne departing Friday 24th May 2019 at 2:00pm. Ballarat Heritage Weekend Shuttles, Ballarat Railway Station (Platform 2) departing…

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    Ballarat Steam Train Rides

    May 25 @ 9:25 am - 5:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 9:25 am, repeating until 26 May 2019

    Ballarat Station, Lydiard Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $25

    Steamrail Victoria invites you to ride our historical steam shuttles at Ballarat as part of the 2019 Ballarat Heritage Weekend. Alternatively, you can ride a transfer train from Newport to Ballarat or Ballarat to Newport. BOOK NOW - https://www.trybooking.com/BAYJP This year our steam train rides will be hauled by Y 112 and A2 986. LOCATION Newport to Ballarat Transfer, Newport Railway Station, Melbourne departing Friday 24th May 2019 at 2:00pm. Ballarat Heritage Weekend Shuttles, Ballarat Railway Station (Platform 2) departing…

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    Frolic at Ballarat Heritage Weekend queer history exhibit & tours

    May 25 @ 10:00 am - May 26 @ 5:00 pm
    Ballarat Town Hall, 225 Sturt Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free

    Ballarat Frolic Festival (BFF) is proud to be part of Ballarat Heritage Weekend in 2019 bringing you an exhibit and two tours. You will find a queer history exhibit in Town Hall from 10am to 5pm each day. Come and have a chat about Ballarat's fascinating suppressed history. We’ll also be running two ticketed Queer History Tours at 2:30pm each day, leaving from just outside Town Hall. You will be guided through central Ballarat and given a glimpse of what…

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    Ballarat Steam Train Rides

    May 26 @ 9:25 am - 5:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 9:25 am, repeating until 26 May 2019

    Ballarat Station, Lydiard Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $25

    Steamrail Victoria invites you to ride our historical steam shuttles at Ballarat as part of the 2019 Ballarat Heritage Weekend. Alternatively, you can ride a transfer train from Newport to Ballarat or Ballarat to Newport. BOOK NOW - https://www.trybooking.com/BAYJP This year our steam train rides will be hauled by Y 112 and A2 986. LOCATION Newport to Ballarat Transfer, Newport Railway Station, Melbourne departing Friday 24th May 2019 at 2:00pm. Ballarat Heritage Weekend Shuttles, Ballarat Railway Station (Platform 2) departing…

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    Heritage Weekend in the Bridge Mall

    May 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Bridge Mall, Bridge Mall
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free

    Pop-Up Museum I Classic Cars I Devonshire Tea + MORE We're celebrating Ballarat Heritage Weekend and we'd love you to join us! If you are interested in displaying your classic car or have interesting items that could be displayed at our pop-up museum please send a message to our inbox for details on how to participate!

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    Gnarrwirring Ngitj Lecture

    May 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw St
    Golden Point, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free

    Join us for this annual National Sorry Day event held at Sovereign Hill to celebrate the Ballarat region's Aboriginal history and living culture. This year's lecture entitled "Yarning; Traditional ways of fire and water through a Wadawurrung cultural lens" will be presented by Wadawurrung traditional owners Tammy Gilson and Melinda Kennedy. They will offer teachings through the eye of their Ancestors, and lead you on a journey. While this is a free community event, please ensure you reserve your seat…

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    Ballarat Genealogical Society monthly meeting

    May 28 @ 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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    The Environmental Impacts of Victoria’s Gold Rushes

    May 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw St
    Golden Point, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $30

    Join us for a special professional learning opportunity for teachers during Reconciliation Week to explore the intersections between Victoria’s 19th century history and our region’s experience of abrupt environmental change. Designed to help teachers meet the Victorian Curriculum cross-curriculum priorities “Learning about Sustainability” and “Learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures”, this event will showcase a free toolkit of resources that attendees can introduce to their classrooms. From the world’s second-largest volcanic plain, to a series of…

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    June 2019

    Friends of the Ballarat Botanic Gardens – History Friends

    June 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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    Historical ‘GOODS SHED MUSEUM’ Open Day at Beaufort

    June 8 - June 9
    GOODS SHED MUSEUM, Albert Street
    Beaufort, 3373
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    Gold Coin Donation

    The Lake Goldsmith Preservation Society Inc members oversaw the restoration of the Historical Goods Shed, behind the Beaufort Station in fairly recent times. The original building was in a very sad state, but with the commitment of passionate local people and some Grant funding the building was saved. Today it houses artefacts from the Age of Steam lovinglyrestored and some in original condition for the public to enjoy. This weekend John Franc of Beaufort of ABCs Back Roads fame... will…

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    Ballarat Genealogical Society monthly meeting

    June 25 @ 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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    July 2019

    Friends of the Ballarat Botanic Gardens – History Friends

    July 2 @ 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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    Ballarat Genealogical Society monthly meeting

    July 23 @ 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
    + 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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    August 2019

    Friends of the Ballarat Botanic Gardens – History Friends

    August 6 @ 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
    + 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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    Ballarat Genealogical Society monthly meeting

    August 27 @ 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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    September 2019

    Friends of the Ballarat Botanic Gardens – History Friends

    September 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
    + 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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    Ballarat Genealogical Society monthly meeting

    September 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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    October 2019

    Friends of the Ballarat Botanic Gardens – History Friends

    October 1 @ 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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    Ballarat Genealogical Society monthly meeting

    October 22 @ 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
    + 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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