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Print media played a large role in the early history of the settlement. The event, in which 22 miners were killed, is considered to be a defining moment in Australian history. The city earned the nickname "The Golden City" in the s. As quickly as the alluvial deposits drew prospectors to Ballarat, the rate of gold extraction fluctuated and, as they were rapidly worked dry, many quickly moved to rush other fields as new findings were announced, particularly Mount Alexander inFiery Creek  inand Ararat in Bya smaller number of permanent settlers numbering around 23,  many of whom had built personal wealth in gold, established a prosperous economy based around a shift to deep underground gold mining.
Confidence of the city's early citizens in the enduring future of their city is evident in the sheer scale of many of the early public buildings, generous public recreational spaces, and opulence of many of its commercial establishments and private housing. A local steam locomotive industry developed from with the Phoenix Foundry operating until From the late s to the early 20th century, Ballarat made a successful transition from a gold rush town to an industrial-age city.
The ramshackle tents and timber buildings gradually made way for permanent buildings, many impressive structures of solid stone and brick mainly built from wealth generated by early mining.
Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh visited between 9 and 13 December and as the first royal visit, the occasion was met with great fanfare.
The later attempt of the Prince's assassination by Ballaratian Henry James O'Farrell was met with shock and great horror from locals. Gong Gong reservoir was built in to alleviate flooding and to provide a permanent water supply.
A direct railway to Melbourne was completed in December Local boosterists at the start of the 20th century adopted the nickname " Athens of Australia", first used to describe the city by the prestigious Irish-Australian jurist and politician of the early 20th century Sir John Madden. A bluestone power station was built at the corner of Ripon Street and Wendouree Parade in with the main aim of providing the power required for electrification of the city's tramway network.
The Sunshine rail disaster in resulted in the death of dozens of Ballarat residents. During the storm, a tornado swept across the city's northern and eastern suburbs destroying numerous homes in Ballarat NorthSoldiers HillBlack Hill and Ballarat Eastlifting and then again touching down at Eureka where it destroyed more homes before dissipating. The pottery closed in when Osborne developed lead poisoning. The city eventually lost first provincial status to Geelong.
The interwar period proved a period of recovery for Ballarat with a number of major infrastructure projects well underway including a new sewerage system. InBallarat Airport was established. ByBallarat's economy and population was recovering strongly with further diversification of industry, although in Geelong displaced it as the state's second largest city. InBallarat became connected to the state electricity grid by a 66, kV line.
In the post-war era, Ballarat's growth continued. In response to an acute housing shortage, significant suburban expansion occurred.
While planning for the estate began inmain construction occurred between and The s brought a new optimism to the city. On 17 April it was announced that Lake Wendouree was to be the venue for rowing events of the Summer Olympics,  and work soon began on an Olympic village in Gillies Street.
A new prefabricted power terminal substation at Norman Street Ballarat North was constructed between and by the State Electricity Commission. Elizabeth II visited on 8 March On 23 Novemberthe Olympic torch was carried through the city, and the following day the rowing events were held at the lake. During the following decades, the city saw increased threats to its heritage.
Inthe Ballarat City Council passed laws banning pillar-supported verandahs in the CBD, which threatened the removal of historic cast iron verandahs in the city. The by-law was met by staunch opposition from the National Trust, which had begun campaigning to protect some of the city's most historic buildings. With the opening of Sovereign Hillthe city made a rapid shift to become a major cultural tourist destination, visited by thousands each year. During the s, a further houses were constructed at Wendouree West.
Private housing in the adjacent suburb of Wendouree closely matched and eventually eclipsed this by the mids. The suburb of greater Wendouree and Wendouree West had evolved as the suburban middle-class heart of the city.
In the City of Ballarat released a plan directing that growth of the city over the next 30 years is to be concentrated to the west of the city centre. The Ballarat West Growth Area Plan was approved by the city and state government inplanning an extensive fringe development consisting of 14, new homes and up to 40, new residents including new activity centres and employment zones.
Roman Catholic Diocese of Ballarat The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse final report published on 15 December found that people made a claim of child sexual abuse to the Diocese of Ballarat between and and that there was 21 alleged perpetrators identified in claims. Of the 21 alleged and convicted perpetrators 17 were priests which is 8.
Also known as the Central Highlandsit is named so because of its gentle hills and lack of any significant mountains that are more common in the eastern sections of the Great Dividing Range. The city lies within a mostly gently undulating section of the midland plains which stretch from Creswick in the north, to Rokewood in the south, and from Lal Lal in the south-east to Pittong in the west.
Gates open at 6am for stallholders, 7am for general public. Some undercover sites available. No dogs, grog or glass please. Food available on site. Discounted entry for you and all passengers in your chrome bumper or special interest car. Goody bag for the first entrants. A range of trophies will be awarded, chosen by our sponsors, as well as a 'Best Participating Club' award a perpetual trophy.
Trophy Presentation will be 1: Registration starts at 8a. Open to all ASRF classified vehicles. The Yea Autumn Festival will again be held, offering a wide variety of entertainment for the whole family, including craft displays, face painting and other things for the kids to do. This year we have negotiated a discount for entrants who wish to stay at the Yea Caravan Park.
There are some cabins available or overnight sights. For further information on overnight facilities, contact Bushrodders on the address below, or ring Jim V.
For information and Entry Forms - E-mail: Plenty of room for displays Bargains for motorists, restorers, collectors, craft enthusiasts, DIY mechanics etc. The Cortina brand 2.
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The 50th anniversary since the introduction of the Mk1 Cortina, a car that went on to become one of the most influential and recognizable cars of the 20th century. The Cortina Nationals embraces all models of Cortina in whatever state you care to bring them! Standard or modified, road or race, pristine or well-loved, please bring them all! This particular event celebrates these things: Details of cruise start locations and times at http: Presented by Old Farts Rod and Custom, a family friendly weekend fundraiser for the Charlton Community after the flood in January There will be plenty to eat and drink and large fire on the Saturday night.
So dust off ya rod and take it for a spin. Email for entry form charltonrodrun gmail. Book and pay by August 13 to guarantee an indoor site. Saturday pm available for setup, Security providedpublic admitted from 7am Sunday, contact Dale for more info.
S parts, collectables, memorabilia, plus more goodies at the swap meet, with of course the piping hot pies. Contact Ken 03 or visit www. This is the first Crankster event in Victoria and it is promising to be huge with over half the Nagambie Lakes Leisure Park Crankster Central already booked out.
More info from Chrissy on or Golly on or www. Further info call or show. Contact Alan Sep 17 How HOT is your car? If your car fits the bill and you're available, Please send your pictures via email to reception calderpark. Trade Stalls, kids activities, food and drinks. Public gates open from Only pre entered vehicles will be judged. Pre entry closes on the 7th September. Meet opens at 6am Sunday.
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Antiques, hot rod parts, collectibles, automobilia, food and entertainment. Call Rob form more info. The growing swap meet will have a special area allocated plus kids entertainment is provided. More info contact Dennis or swap meet enquiries Gary Out the front of the passengers terminal 9. This is free event and is open to all Studebaker owners and enthusiasts. For further details contact Michael Pink or visit www. Maddingly Park, Station St, Bacchus.
Trophies, kids playground, live band, food and drinks. More info Colin or Tony Contact Greg on or 03 Contact Ken or email holdenfxfb gmail. For further info contact Adam 03 AH or or visit www. No pre entries, Strict Pre '76 Vehicles only. Heaps of undercover parking, paved areas and grass. Sandown Racecourse Princes Hwy, Springvale. More info from 03 or info kustoms. For accommodation bookings call the Golden River Holiday Resort 03all other info contact www.
But it's not all about the cars. RACV Motorclassica has something for everyone and every taste - for those serious collectors right through to those experiencing classic motoring for the very first time. Where no one day is quite the same as the next, the displays on show will never be repeated, due to the event's non-return policy for competing cars and motorcycles.
So, whether you are an afficionado of the beauty, style and design of the motor car or the rugged, visceral performance of the motorcycle we look forward to seeing you there. The township was relocated in the 50's and still resembles a typical town of that era. The Lakeside town has a population of however, on the last Sunday in October the number sky rockets to over On Sunday, the whole town is jumping! Some of Australia's finest classic cars and motorbikes gather along the main street of Tallangatta to talk engines, show and shine and, for some enthusiasts, their classics work like chick magnets reminding them of days in the s.
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Cars to arrive up to Judging from 11am to 1pm. The classic cars section is the highlight of the festival and we look forward to a bigger and better display this year. Accommodation limited, caravan park available, show grounds available, some water and power. Visit Team Bella Facebook page. Contact Michael 03 or visit www. Biggest Ford Cruise in Australia! Come along for a cruise, Show N Shine, promo girls, great food, audio competition, raffle, free showbag, prizes to be won and more!
Looking to sponsor this event? Contact our event coordinator: Great vintage tractor pull and steam trains passing through. Refreshments and entertainment during the day. Blacksmithing and shearing demonstration weather permitting using vintage shearing unit.
Display cars and engines welcome - please contact organizer if attending so parking can be organized. Live entertainment, sausage sizzle and refreshments. Raising funds for Chapman family. Entrants parked by 9. This 2 day event with over sites is held in the park on the banks of the Wimmera River. Prebooking is essential, so book now at dimboolaswapmeet bigpond.
Starting at 6pm at the Geelong Showgrounds, Breakwater Road entrance. Hot rods and chrome bumpers welcome. Sausage sizzle available, gate prize. Wandin East Recreation Reserve Cnr.
Only pre vehicles that meet ASRF classification are eligible. Blatantly unroadworthy and temporary permit vehicles not eligible. Entries close 19th October Trade stands, poker cruise, go to whoa, show n shine, children's entertainment, live music, raffles. The format of the event will be similar to previous years with Friday Practice and full on Racing and Regularity Saturday and Sunday so come along and enjoy an exciting weekend of motorsport action with many great racecars of yesteryear.