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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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    September 2019

    Sovereign Hill Spectacular

    September 21 @ 10:00 am - October 6 @ 5:00 pm
    Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw St
    Golden Point, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Step right up for some spectacular 'high day and holiday' fun at Sovereign Hill. Join in our traditional (and often downright strange) 1850s fairground games. There'll be silly pantomimes, Mr Smith's camera obscura and a magic lantern show. Impress your friends as you test your juggling skills, walk the death-defying balance beam and tackle the high striker. Strike a pose for a funny photo in a 'tableaux vivant', make your craziest face to win a gurnin' through the braffin' contest…

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    Ballarat Genealogical Society monthly meeting

    September 24 @ 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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    October 2019

    Friends of the Ballarat Botanic Gardens – History Friends

    October 1 @ 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

    October 1 @ 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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    Corroboree by Full Moon

    October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw St
    Golden Point, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $15

    Beginning as darkness descends on Sunday 13 October, Corroboree by Full Moon will feature Wadawurrung dancers and their friends from the broader Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Ballarat. The performance presents an opportunity to learn about the region’s 50,000+ year history and vibrant Aboriginal culture today, and how we can all play a part in caring for Country. The event forms part of the annual Gnarrwirring Ngitj/Learning Together Program. Sovereign Hill’s new adventure Play Space will be open…

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    The Best of Ballarat, Vintage Machinery Rally.

    October 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Ballarat Airport, Airport Road
    Mitchell Park, Victoria 3352 Australia
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    Gold coin

    An Event to showcase the rich industrial heritage of Ballarat. Working vintage machinery and engines will feature, most of which were made here in Ballarat. Marvel at steam rollers built at Cowleys Eureka Iron works on the site of the Eureka Stockade. See the Restored City of Ballarat Jelbart Road Roller built in Mair St. Watch demonstrations of Hay Making, letter press printing and wool spinning. static displays of memorabilia and, Ballarat made products, grocery, clothing and soft drink from…

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    Ballarat Genealogical Society monthly meeting

    October 22 @ 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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    Leather Belt Making Workshop

    October 24 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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    One event on 24 October 2019 at 9:00 am

    Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw St
    Golden Point, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $300
    Leather Belt Making

    A good pair of boots, your favourite jeans, that t-shirt you’d happily never take off; there’s something special about these things that become a part of you. The patina tells a story about where you’ve been, what you’ve done. Never is this truer than with a good leather belt. But instead of buying one off the shelf, turn back the clocks and begin the story the right way by making your own using traditional methods at Sovereign Hill’s leather harness…

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    November 2019

    Friends of the Ballarat Botanic Gardens – History Friends

    November 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
    + 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

    November 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

    November 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
    + 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 »

    December 2019

    Friends of the Ballarat Botanic Gardens – History Friends

    December 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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    Talking History at Eureka

    December 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…

    Find out more »

    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.

    Find out more »

    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…

    Find out more »

    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…

    Find out more »

    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…

    Find out more »

    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…

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