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  1. The Royal Oak Hotel, corner of South and Raglan streets, Ballarat

    …a property manager. She moved with her husband to Beremboke in 1985 and commenced studies at the University of Ballarat, gaining degrees in librarianship, literature and history. Researching Ballarat and its social history led to an interest in family history, particularly among families who immigrated to Victoria during the1850s. Now in her 60s, Helen holds a voluntary position as research convenor for the Ballarat & District Genealogical S…

  2. ‘The most determined, sustained diggers’ resistance campaign':

    …ow the petition from the Chinese immigrants in Victoria – with 3089 signatures including one belonging to Ballarat’s Chinese Protector, William Henry Foster – has been overlooked. 18 AC Cooke, Chinese Quarter, Ballarat, Illustrated Australian News, 18 July 1868. Pictures Collection, State Library of Victoria While there are similarities in the basic arguments of both 1856 petitions, the Bendigo Chinese framed their arguments in…

  3. Playing the Ghost:

    …d in phosphorescent paint. This individual frequently patrolled the area around Sturt Street and Dana Street in Ballarat attempting to harass young women. A search of newspaper articles from this period indicates a wide-spread proliferation of ghost hoaxing, referred to as ‘playing the ghost’, between the 1870s and World War I, with a particular focus on the Ballarat region in central Victoria. This extraordinary behaviour occurred in the context…

  4. The Curious Case of the Wollaston Affair

    …certainly frail in health. In August 1877 a confident Edward requested a transfer to a larger centre at either Ballarat or Melbourne where he could pursue his studies for a university degree. In November he wrote again to the Department, stating his need for time for study. By December he had passed the literary section of his Certificate examination and again applied for transfer to Ballarat. Almost a year passed. By October 1878 he was fearful…

  5. PROVguide 10: Ballarat Archives Centre Records

    Records Information – Ballarat Archives Centre Records Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) was established in 1973 as Victoria’s archival authority. It is responsible for the preservation of public records that are considered worthy of permanent retention as evidence of government policy and activity.  Public records are created by government departments and authorities, the State’s courts, municipalities, schools, public hospitals…

  6. Uncover new treasures at Ballarat Archives Centre

    …d from Maryborough PROV, VPRS 11153/P1 Rate Records, Unit 1 (1857–1868). You may be surprised to learn that the Ballarat Archives Centre collection spans records from Karkarook in the far northwest of the state; Horsham in the Wimmera area; Ararat and Stawell in the Grampians area; and all the way to Daylesford, Trentham and Bacchus Marsh in the Central Highlands. And the collection continues to grow! Here are some of the newly released records n…

  7. Merely Corroborative Detail:

    …Arts (Hons) and an MA in Australian history from the University of Melbourne, and a PhD from the University of Ballarat. She is a member of the Professional Historians Association, and of Museums Australia (Vic.), and serves on the branch committee of Museums Australia (Vic.). Her doctoral thesis examined the role of the Celts in Ballarat in the second half of the nineteenth century. She is employed full time as Senior Historian at The Sovereign…

  8. Digitised maps of Ballarat: Camp Street 1877 to 1887

    You can now find more than 400 maps of Ballarat online, including the newly digitised Ballarat and Ballarat East Town Allotment Survey Plans (VPRS 4771) . Ranging from the 1850s to the early twentieth century, among the collection you’ll find four nineteenth century plans of Camp Street providing a snapshot of the growth of Ballarat. PROV, VPRS 4771/P2 Ballarat and Ballarat East Town Allotment Survey Plans, Unit 211, City of Ballaarat Mair Lydi…

  9. ‘A’ is for Animals at the Melbourne Zoo

    The zoo’s ‘elephant walk’ as featured in The Zoo Guide of 1922 Visitors’ Guide and Directory to the Zoological Gardens The Tasmanian wolf as shown in Zoologica Volume II, Number 6 Mammals of Australia in the Zoological Park In this month’s archival snapshot, PROV’s Graham Herschell delves into the records of the Melbourne Zoological Gardens: Carnage at the Zoo: Jerboa savaged by Short Haired Flying Squirrel So might go t…

  10. Ballarat Collections Network

    Ballarat Collections Network was formed in 2008 to help historical, cultural and heritage groups within the City of Ballarat to work collaboratively to care for and manage their collections, share knowledge, advice and development opportunities. The network is a dynamic vehicle for historical, cultural and heritage groups within the City of Ballarat to: care for and manage the cultural heritage of the City share knowledge, advice and expertise…

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