Archive for the ‘heritage’ Category

Mar 16
2016

Time Capsule Additions

Time Capsule Additions

We have just added the following icons of Ballarat East to the Time Capsule of Ballarat. What else is needed to be added? Check it out here: http://timecapsuleballarat.com and add your own places and photos and memories. Ballarat East Town Hall (historic) Ballarat East Town Hall Gardens – under threat The Tammy Fence Arthur Kenny Avenue of […]

Apr 9
2015

Does anyone know?

Does anyone know?

Does anyone have any information for Mary? Hello BE Net, I am a descendant of David and Mary Cox who arrived in Melbourne on board the Ontario in 1854, with their son, Walter Cox (a.k.a. Walter Scrivener), aged 7 years. They were living in the Ballarat East area when their daughter, Rose Cox (later married […]

Feb 11
2015

Decision for Eureka

Decision for Eureka

After a number of pauses in the journey to getting a decision about the telecommunications tower in Eureka St, the proposal was refused at the last council meeting in a 4:1 vote. Before the vote 4 Councillors asked to be excused from discussion and voting on the tower due to conflict of interest. As Cr […]

Feb 10
2015

Revitalising Historic Cities

Revitalising Historic Cities

On Friday 20th Feb, Erin McCuskey will be representing Ballarat East Network at an International Symposium in Ballarat titled Revitalising Historic Cities. She will be speaking about BE Net and its role in connecting people on issues of heritage, development and the values we hold dear out here in the East. If you have issues […]

Feb 9
2015

Here’s to Humble Heritage

Here’s to Humble Heritage

Guest post this week is from Ailsa Brackley du Bois, local writer with interests in architecture, heritage and design. Here’s to Humble Heritage (Originally published in the 2014 Spring Fever issue (no 18) of The Learmonth Thunderer. Updated in February 2015 for BE Network.) By Ailsa Brackley du Bois I’m an admirer of buildings that […]

Nov 3
2014

A fabulous Tree

We love to get stories from residents and beyond, about fabulous Ballarat East. here is a beauty from Pam Strange. Pam originally contacted us at BE Net with this request: An oak tree, planted by my Great Grandfather, Edmund Strange and his wife Lucy in approximately 1857, in Ballarat East, is still there and looking […]

Jul 8
2014

Visiting Heritage

Hi everyone at Ballarat East Network This week I had the opportunity to visit Ballarat East Fire Station with David, who I found via this BE Net group. David was a fantastic tour guild and I thank him for his time and knowledge, we learnt a lot.. Here are some photos of BEFS (Ballarat East […]

May 24
2014

Joseph Pendennis Roff, Photographer

Recently an album of photographs has come to light at the City of Ballarat Library. Librarian Edith Fry dug a little deeper into it and found some great links with Ballarat East. The Front Cover of the album in the City of Ballarat Library Australiana Research room. Joseph Pendennis Roff, the photographer, was born in […]

Dec 4
2013

Ballarat East Town Hall & Gardens Considered Suplus

Word has it, not yet confirmed but comes from good sources, that the Board of Ballarat Secondary College has listed the Senior Campus, in Barkly Street Ballarat East as surplus to its needs. More commonly this site is known as the old Ballarat East Town Hall and Gardens. It will have to go to the […]

Nov 22
2013

Ballarat East Town Hall Gardens

We know that once this belonged to Ballarat East. It was in Barkly Street, on the north end, on the East side, and faced Main Road. And how it contributed to the growth and democracy of our beautiful Ballarat East. And how it was the very centre of the Ballarat East civic centre that included […]

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