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Ballarat – literally a historical goldmine!

By at January 20, 2017 | 10:57 am | 0 Comment

For much of the 1800s almost everyone in the world wanted to come to Victoria. When gold was discovered in 1823 the flow of wide-eyed prospectors started as a trickle and by 1851 it bad become a full blown torrent. Strikes at the Central Victorian towns of Bendigo, Beechworth and our own Ballarat, sparked a second rush and soon two tonnes a week of the precious metal

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Pan for gold at Sovereign Hill

By at May 12, 2015 | 3:22 pm | 0 Comment

Step back in time to the days of Ballarat's gold rush at Sovereign Hill.Here visitors can pan for real gold and what you find, you keep.The gold rush began in Ballarat during August, 1851 where gold was discovered at the base of a hill, just metres from Sovereign Hill.In July 2012, three unnamed prospectors discovered a 3.66kg gold nugget valued at $500,000. The nugget,

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