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award Winners highlight
dedication to heritage work
An unprecedented number of heritage building owners, builders and
developers nominated for the 2011 Ballarat Heritage Awards, highlighting
the community’s desire to celebrate and promote Ballarat’s heritage.
Presented jointly by the City of Ballarat and the National Trust of Australia
(Vic), the awards were held for the first time in 2010 to recognise excellence
in retention, restoration, enhancement and reuse of heritage places.
The awards were open to domestic and commercial projects, from both
government and non-government sectors.
The 2011 award winners demonstrated excellence in conservation work,
conservation skills, sustainability, adaptive reuse and sympathetic new design.
The winners received commemorative plaques at a formal awards ceremony
held at the Art Gallery of Ballarat on 6 May 2011.
THE AWARD WINNERS
Golden Point Learning and Cultural Environment (GPlace)
AWARD - Creative Reuse of a Heritage Place
3 Crocker Street, Lake Wendouree
AWARD - New Work/Development within a Heritage Area
Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, Armstrong Street South, Ballarat
AWARD - Restoration of a Heritage Place
Mr John Murnane, Heritage Slate Tiler & Heritage Roofing, for 183 Scott
AWARD - Specialist Heritage Trade Skill (Private)
S.J .Weir (Ballarat) Pty Ltd for Ballaarat Mechanics Institute
AWARD - Specialist Heritage Trade Skill (Public)
10 Sovereign Street, Golden Point
AWARD - Sustainability and/or Greening of a Heritage Place
Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens
SPECIAL AWARD – Recognition of Outstanding Community Contribution
to Heritage Place
Burke and Wills time
As part of the Burke and Wills 150th celebrations, a time capsule, buried under
the Burke and Wills fountain in Sturt Street, has been recovered.
Historical records show that the time capsule was interred under the Burke and
Wills fountain by Governor Barkly in 1863. It is understood the time capsule
was removed and reinterred during 1867.
The time capsule yielded a selection of treasures including: gold sovereign,
half gold sovereign, silver crown, silver half crown, silver florin, silver shilling,
silver sixpence, silver fourpence, silver thruppence, copper penny, copper half
penny, copper farthing, copy of the Star newspaper (26 August, 1867), Tribune
newspaper and a Memoranda document.
The contents of the time capsule are considered priceless.
The dig took place on Friday 6 May, as a prelude to Ballarat Heritage Weekend.
The dig was undertaken by Heritage Victoria Archaeologist, David Bannear and
attended by a Heritage Victoria Conservator.
The recovered contents will be on display at the Ballarat Gold Museum until
The recovery project was led by the City of Ballarat and Sovereign Hill, together
with the support of Heritage Victoria, the Royal Society of Victoria, and the
Department of Education and Early Childhood.
As part of a supporting educational program around the Burke and Wills stor y,
local school students will be asked to work on contents to be placed in a time
capsule for reinterment.
Below: The 2011 Ballarat Heritage Award winners
Above: Ballarat Mayor Cr Craig Fletcher with resident David Robinson, who initiated
the search for the time capsule after stumbling upon a reference to the time capsule
on the internet while researching the best way to create his own
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