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The stories surrounding Ballarat's
historic Peel Street South are being
captured on film.
The City of Ballarat received a grant, as part of the
Australian Government 'Your Community Heritage'
grant program, to film the community's memories of
the strip of shops and houses in Peel Street South that
are currently being restored.
The film captures memories of the people who lived
and worked there as well as historical information
about the buildings, one of which dates from around
the time of the Eureka Stockade.
The project aims to show that repairs to even the
most dilapidated heritage buildings are achievable and
even though they may not look like it, even derelict
and unused heritage places mean something to the
The film is expected to be available to view online later
this year at www.ballarat.vic.gov.au
Ballarat's Webster Street heritage precinct has an
impressive range of houses, hotels, corner shops,
education institutions and industrial buildings dating
from the early 1860s to the 1940s -- with many
stories to tell.
The brochure includes information on the street
and its heritage, its history and a story of change
-- from miners, hoteliers and washerwomen to the
establishment of the grand fashionable houses of
big business owners.
The brochure also includes a timeline of events that
occurred in Australia, Ballarat and around the world,
as well as information on the different housing
styles that can be found in Webster Street.
Pick up your copy of the Webster Street Precinct
heritage trail brochure from Council's Customer
Service Centre, The Phoenix, in Armstrong Street,
the Ballarat Town Hall in Sturt Street and the Visitor
Information Centre in Lydiard Street.
Discover Ballarat's Heritage Trails
Explore one of Ballarat's most important historic precincts with the
new Webster Street heritage trail brochure.
Filming Ballarat's historic Peel Street
history at your fingertips
Ballarat's history and heritage is now just
a click away with the launch of the Ballarat
The Ballarat Heritage Database provides users
with a one stop shop for accessing relevant
information about building and locations
including information about history, physical
descriptions and even photographs.
Available on Council's website
residents, researchers, developers and the
wider community can now access local and state
Ballarat heritage information quickly and easily.
The database is searchable by heritage place
name, street name or heritage overlay number
and also has advanced search functions.
The project was made possible thanks to
funding and support from Heritage Victoria.
Above: Ballarat Mayor Cr Mark Harris and
Cr Samantha McIntosh at the launch of the
Ballarat Heritage Database recently.
The City of Ballarat Preserving
our Heritage Together grants
program is open now and
will close on Monday 20 August.
To find out more about the
grants available and to apply visit
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