Valerie migrated from Scotland as a child in 1949. This story is a memoir, written for her writing group in response to the topic: 'milestones'.Read
Colin's disability is about the least most interesting thing about him as he's predominantly known as an entertainer. His title of "Australia's Little Giant of Entertainment", Colin was awarded the honour of being named the "Telecom Local Legend for Victoria". Colin new autobiography is a must read.Read
The Ballarat Mechanics' Institute sits proudly in the centre of the city, but what do you really know about it? Melissa Watts discovers that inside the old building is a hive of activity.Read
The University of Ballarat is leading a campaign to establish an Australian History Network within the region.Read
Greek community event at St Nicholas' Church and Aust Ex-POW Memorial to mark Hellenic National Day (28 Oct) and Remembrance Day (11 Nov))Read
The Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens group and Botanical Garden's staff will join together tomorrow for the ‘rededication' of the McDonald Gateway which has had a $30,000 facelift courtesy of the Friends.Read
The former Ballarat Fire Station has been added to the Victoria Heritage Register.
Located at 702 Sturt St, the building was added because of its historical and architectural significance to the state of Victoria.
City of Ballarat Councillor Samantha McIntosh said the building is believed to be the oldest fire station in Victoria.
Members of the Bendigo Heritage Advisory Committee visited Ballarat recently after hearing about the variety of successful heritage work being undertaken in the city.
The group met with the Ballarat Heritage Advisory Group to discuss recent activities, plans for the next 12 months and emerging issues and responses.
Westbound traffic will begin to travel under Ballarat's historic Arch of Victory again this Sunday evening (11 September).
Sturt Street will be closed to westbound traffic west of the Arch, for most of the day on Sunday (6am to 4pm), and traffic detours will be in place while concrete barriers are removed from the roadway.
In response to some valid and important criticisms of 'What's Wrong With Eureka', this second article provides more insights into the development and nature of Australian democracy.Read
The Eureka Stockade and Ballarat is popularly known as the birthplace of Australian democracy. But was it really?Read
Scaffolding will be removed from the Arch of Victory over the coming days.
The final coat of mineral paint has been applied this week with finer weather allowing this process to occur without disruption.
Jon Stanger found so many flaws in Ballarat City Council's plan for Civic Hall that it wouldn't fit into one article, so he broke it down to five. As well as five reasons to reject the current course of action on Civic Hall, it reads as five ways the current Council is heading off track.
Here Jon puts the microscope, or possibly the blowtorch, to Council's approach to culture and heritage.Read
Ballarat in the first couple of decades of gold was such a melting pot of nationalities. There were English, Irish, Scots, Cornish and welsh as well as people from all over Europe. In the district around Ballarat there were pockets of people who had all come from the same region of the Old World to seek their fortunes in the new. The descendants of the Italians and Swiss are still living in places like Daylesford and Hepburn Springs today.Read
Eerie Tours invites you to spend an evening exploring the dark and paranormal side of the City of Ballarat... a town steeped in early Australian History. Founded in the early 1800s, Ballarat has seen its share of tears ..