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Women of Substance

By Ballarat Heritage Services | March 10, 2023
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Dr Dorothy Wickham presents 32 amazing Ballarat pioneering women in this book. Their stories, presented as short biographies, are amazing.

152 pages, illustrated.

Images include: Mrs John Winter (1), Mrs Thomas Bath nee Mary Hill (2), Mrs S.A. Stoddart (3), Mrs John Foot nee Jinny Dunlop, dau. of John Dunlop (4), Mrs Amelia Purdue (5), Mrs D. Fern (6), Mrs Margaret Bregazzi (7), Mrs John Murray (8), Mrs John Fraser (9), Mrs Matthew Morgan (10), Mrs Margaret Shand (11), Mrs William Irwin (12), Mrs William Luplau (13), Mrs H.B. Chalmers (14), Mrs Rupert Smith (15), Mrs Christina Hill, 202A Humffray St, Ballarat (16), Mrs Margaret Muller (17), Mrs Elizabeth Malyon (18), Mrs Mary Ann Ronalds (19),
Mrs Hannah Rennard (20), Mrs Sarah Smyth (21), Mrs Janet Hercules (22), Mrs Eliza Rippin (23), Mrs Matilda Bruce (24), Mrs M. A. Summerscales, 6 Short Street, Ballarat (25), Mrs M. H. Allen (26), Mrs Mary Ann Morey (27), Mrs M. K. Kelly (28), Mrs Elizabeth Symons (29), Mrs B.F. Graham (30), Mrs Grace Vallins (31), Mrs Mary Ham (32)

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Aboriginal Heroes on Country

By Ballarat Heritage Services | March 4, 2023
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This book acknowledges the rescues of thousands of colonists by Aboriginal people from life threatening situations such as bush fires, floods, shipwrecks and being lost in the bush. It pays tribute to their knowledge, mercy and courage they showed by freely rescuing the invaders who sought to occupy their Country. We are indeed indebted to them for their kindness.

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Eureka’s Fallen (e-Book)

By Ballarat Heritage Services | March 8, 2022
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This book gives an accurate account of those who died around the time of the Eureka Affair.

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Airways – Western Airways: Flying in Western Australia 1919-1941

By Ballarat Heritage Services | November 8, 2021
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WESTERN AIRWAYS Tells the story of how aviation was introduced to Western Australia in the years following the First World War.  From its pioneering beginnings when Norman Brearley returned to Western Australia in 1919 with two small aeroplanes to regular flights to the rest of the world in 1940,  Western Airways traces the development of this new industry and explains how aviation reduced the sense of isolation experienced by Western Australians.  In a State as large as Western Australia the relationship between the fledgling industry and government was a vital ingredient in the successful introduction of this new technology which helped to create modern Western Australia.

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The Invasion of Wadawurrung Country 1800-1870 “My Country all gone, the white men have stolen it” (ebook)

By Ballarat Heritage Services | June 8, 2021
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Using the invader’s own words taken from diaries, official records and letters, Fred Cahir, an Associate Professor in Aboriginal history presents a challenging history of the colonial invader’s interactions and relations with the First Nation’s people in the Ballarat and Geelong region – the Wadawurrung. This provocative book is the first detailed account of the invasion of Wadawurrung Country from 1800 to 1870 by the ngamadjidj – the white strangers from the sea.

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eureka reminiscences:eyewitness accounts (e-book)

By Ballarat Heritage Services | April 13, 2021
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This eBook presents some of the vivid stories and tales of survivors of the Eureka Riot. Often they contradict the evidence that has been presented for years. Here Dorothy Wickham and Clare Gervasoni have sought out and presented tales as told by participants of the Eureka Affair. During the Eureka Jubilee Celebrations of 1904, the pioneers and survivors of the third of December, 1854, were asked to write to the newspapers revealing their own accounts of that day. These, and other accounts, have been collected from many different sources. They have been collated in this edition and make fascinating reading. The language is relevant to the times. The personality of the writers often percolates through the newspaper reports and not only do we have an insight into the evidence submitted, but also to the type of person that was engaged in the affair.For many years after the Eureka affair there was much debate about the commemoration of the event. Some thought that the monument should not be erected. Fifty years after, the Jubilee celebrations were held. These were attended by many of the survivors of the battle. Celebrations were not only held at Ballarat but also other places, including Perth and Broken Hill.Today controversy still rages about the facts concerning Eureka. One thing is certain; that the significance of the event is not disputed. These eye-witness accounts tell their own story. There is much other evidence to support or repudiate the claims.

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War, Connections, Moments: Trees of Life (e-Book)

By Ballarat Heritage Services | April 7, 2021
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Australia’s premier memorials to the First World War were its memorial avenues of trees  where Lucas poignantly wrote, “each memorial tree represents a life”.  Ballarat, having coined the term “avenue of honour”, went on to popularise these avenues as a form of memorial throughout the nation. This book concentrates on what was originally a form of memorialisation to those who served in the Great War, a form that was then unique to Australia.

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By Ballarat Heritage Services | March 31, 2021
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Most parents cringe when an outbreak of nits is announced at the school their children attend! No matter how clean or careful they are, kids can catch nits. Bubble Fun with Eddy is about a boy who gets nits in his hair BUT instead of washing his hair in the shampoo – he swallows it! This causes some confusion in the household!

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Agitations on the Goldfields – Bendigo Goldfields Petition (eBook)

By Ballarat Heritage Services | March 31, 2021
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“Drawn up in 1853, the Petition was signed by 1000s of diggers on the Victorian goldfields. The formulation of the Bendigo Goldfields Petition was amongst the earliest organised expressions of dissatisfaction with the conditions of the Victorian goldfields and could be placed in a context reflective of Chartist political culture, American republican rhetoric and Continental revolutions of 1830 and 1848.”

“The stories of organisers George Thomson, Dr David Griffith Jones and Irish-born American, ‘Captain’ Edward Brown, who presented the Petition to Lieutenant Governor LaTrobe and whose demands were totally rejected, are not as well known in Australian national mythology as that of the notorious bushranger Ned Kelly”

“The agitations on the Victorian goldfields from the very first discoveries in 1851 are almost forgotten in our national pyche but they are of great importance to the emergence of qualities that Australians pride themselves on; those qualities of free thinking, equality and mateship. ‘Australian Democracy’ began early on the goldfields of Victoria, acknowledged by the resistance shown by men (and women), especially those at the Eureka Lead on 3 December 1854.”

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From Humble Beginnings: St Alipius: Ballarat’s First Church (eBook)

By Ballarat Heritage Services | March 13, 2021
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The story of the early history of St Alipius Roman Catholic Church in ePub format. It began from humble beginnings, a tent church that served also as a school on the Ballarat East Diggings. This book explores the first services, the school, the formative years and its involvement with the Eureka Affair. Six appendices include the First six marriages performed, A list of school children March 1854, A list of school children May 1854, John Manning’s letter, Children attending in August 1863, and A list of early priests. Enhanced with images and referenced.

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