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What legacy has the Eureka Rebellion had on contemporary Australian democracy? Peter FitzSimons, Chair of the Australian Republican Movement, and author of 'Eureka: The Unfinished Revolution', says it's impact was hugely significant, not only i
Like many returned soldiers, Pompey Elliott had seen more than his fair share of blood, suffering and death, which had affected him for the rest of his life. In this final 3-part chat with historian and author Dr Ross McMullin on his latest boo
Historian and author Dr Ross McMullin, continues with his analysis of Pompey Elliot by examining the fighting general's leadership at the battle of Polygon Wood in World War I.More informationhttps://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/book
As a fighting general, none was as famous as Pompey Elliott. That’s historian and author Ross McMullin’s assessment of him in his recent book ‘Pompey Elliott at War’ a collection of war correspondence and quotes from the general.Having attended
Western Bulldogs is firmly committed to making Ballarat its second home as it continues to build support in the western region of Victoria. President Peter Gordon says the support from Ballarat has been encouraging as the club commits to two AF
Eleven years ago a train from Ballarat arrived at Melbourne's Southern Cross Station in 59 minutes, a record which was applauded by State politicians at the time - a record which, alas, hasn't been repeated. That sub-hour time is Committee for
Although he could, Peter Parry wasn't quite ready to retire. Instead of putting his feet up, Peter opened Athletic Club Brewery on Mair Street in Ballarat. That was in November 2016 after almost 20 months waiting for council approval. Today the
What’s it like to be working in the hallowed halls of Parliament House in Canberra? Catherine King has represented the Ballarat electorate federally since 2001, and since then she’s learnt how to deal with the ever increasing influence of onlin
As Director of the Ballarat Arts Academy at Federation University, Bryce Ives helps nurture and foster inspiration among the hundreds up-and-coming talent in what he calls a "centre for excellence". Bryce considers Ballarat a particularly speci
Ballarat looks a lot different today than it did in the 1850s. That’s probably obvious, but how different and what impact did the thousands of miners inflict on the environment?Alice Barnes is an education officer at Sovereign Hill, who discuss
Home to the Eureka Flag, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (MADE) is a place to discover the early struggles of the rights of people in Australia. Acting CEO of MADE, Sarah Masters talks of the significance of the museum and how its
Welcome to the first episode of Ballarat's first podcast, Ballarat Talks. This weekly interview-based audio show provides a range of interesting stories for people living in Ballarat or have a special interest in the city.Episode 1 includes Cit
Ballarat Talks is a weekly podcast for the city of Ballarat. It contains weekly interviews on a range of issues for the community of Australia's best regional city. The city's sporting events, thriving arts scene, rich history and heritage, its
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