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06-05-2011, 7:42am
I just discovered this is on this weekend! For more info visit http://www.ballaratheritageweekend.com/

We have an AP meet planned for Saturday afternoon, we might change the plans a little now!

There is also a historic military battle re-enactment that is written about here (http://www.thecourier.com.au/news/local/news/general/read-nothing-in-heritage-guide-omission-battle-is-still-on/2154814.aspx?src=rss). I'm still trying to find out where it is!

Any info anyone has, please post it hear, there might be members that want to get out over the weekend for a look.

Jorge Arguello
06-05-2011, 2:21pm
Ups... I was not aware of the AP meet this Saturday.

Thanks for the link to Ballarat!
This week-end is also the Mother's Day. It looks to be a very good alternative to go out with the family. It is most likely that we will go on Sunday.

07-05-2011, 9:44am
Here is a little more info on the heritage weekend... http://www.thecourier.com.au/news/local/news/general/ballarat-heritage-weekend-top-10-activities/2155838.aspx

Ballarat Heritage Weekend: top 10 activities

From The Ballarat Courier
07 May, 2011 07:45 AM
Harold 'Pompey' Elliott statue unveilingBronze statue of Ballarat's army leader, lawyer and state Senator
Today, 9am at Sturt Street Gardens, between Doveton and Dawson Street
Random Memory collection
An arrangement of tools and items used over the last 150 years
Today and tomorrow, 9am to 5pm at the Mining Exchange Building
Chinese Heritage Collection
Little evidence remains, but the Chinese played in key role in the formation of Ballarat in early years
Today and tomorrow, 9am to 5pm at the Ballarat Town Hall
Ballarat Municipal Museum
Tour the first municipal observatory in Australia, dating back to 1886.
Today and tomorrow, 2pm to 8pm, corner of Magpie and Cobden Streets
Ballarat Historical Tours
Take a tour from the train station to the School of Mines, learning all about Ballarat's history.
Today and tomorrow, 11am, 1pm and 3pm, starting at Ballarat Railway Station
Eerie Tours Ballarat Old Cemetery Night Tour
Home to 35,000 early Australians, learn all about the past of the Ballarat Old Cemetery
Today and tomorrow, 8pm to 9.30pm
Steam Train Rides
Travel between Ballarat and Sulky on Ballarat's own 1889 vintage steam locomotive Y112 and a 1940s K class.
Today and tomorrow, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm at Ballarat Railway Station
Horse Drawn Carriages
Ride on a horse drawn carriage through the historical CBD
Today and tomorrow, 10am to 5pm, outside the Ballarat Town Hall
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Visit modern art mixed with historic art at Ballarat's historic gallery
Today and tomorrow, 9am to 5pm
Bailey's Mansion (St John of God Hospital)
Visit the lavish home of William Bailey, who struck it rich during Ballarat's gold rush
Tomorrow only, 12pm to 4pm