What we found…
So Far… you’ll remember we were looking for particular places http://ballarateast.net/imagine-update/
We have the following info coming in from the community about sites the City of Ballarat are trying to locate for the Imagine Ballarat East Project.
Thanks to everyone who contributed both here at BE Net and at our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ballarateast.net/
- Ballarat East Train Station Site – on the Melb train line just over Humffray St, the old bluestone Goods Shed is still standing – This site has been marked on the timecapsule
- Clarence Nursing Home – Peter asks ‘Is the nursing home in East street? I know there was a private hospital there as I met a man who was born there.’
- The Old Girls School – a few options:
- the is what is now called Ballarat College Seoncary School beside the old Ballarat East Town Hall Gardens
- The Old Ballarat Junior Girls’ Schollbwas associated with the Ballarat School of Mines and was near the new Trafes School in Grant Street towards White Flat
- Ballarat East Council Gardens – yes this is the Ballarat East Town Hall gardens
- Mining relics and dam
- Eureka Pool was once a swamp
- Lauren at the PROV: There are a range of Ballarat East survey plans dating from 1860’s-1880’s in the Ballarat Archives Centre – many are also online on the PROV website. Fairly certain that there are numerous market gardens depicted on the plans. Also many early plans showing mining sites and activity, original housing locations with the later plans for the surveyed streets overlaid – a fantastic example is one for Eureka Street dated to around the 1870’s I believe.
- Former George Farmer and Co. building – there are two. One is in Fussell St, however they are likely referring to the on which is now apartments on Eureka St,
- Old Market Gardens – got a bit of info:
- could be the ones at Black Hill Flat. There’s now a street called Cantonese Lane, just off Stawell Street next to the Yarrowee.
- I’m told there were market gardens in Specimen Vale, too, east of Queen Street.
- I can remember Chinese Joss Houses along Main road near Eureka street and think there were market gardens nearby
- Chinese market gardens near Sunnyside Mill.
- Still More: This from Peter:
- One of the Ballarat East landmarks was Dohertys big mixed business on the site of the current Golden Crown Cnr Barkly Main.
- Always a Circus right where skate park is. The flat land behind Red Lion Hotel was a whippet coursing track.
- Steam trains in Eureka reserve right where the kiosk is and crossed Stawell St into the tile factory and saw mill.
- Much much more
Do you have anything to add?
Market Gardens at base of Black Hill. Image with thanks to Neil.
Title: Looking east from Black Hill [Ballarat, Vic.] [picture].
Author/Creator: W. H. Ferguson photographer.
Date(s): ca. 1900
Description: 1 transparency : glass lantern slide ; 8.2 x 8.2 cm.
Copyright status: This work is out of copyright
Identifier(s): Accession no(s) H89.266/1
Subjects: Victoria — History — 1901-1914; Lantern slides
Series/Collection: Ballarat, Melbourne and other views of Victoria.
Link to digitised item: http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/74187