A week in Ballarat and surrounds comes to an end

Ballarat and surrounds are so full of history.

The buildings in the city were built in the mid 1800’s and are great architectural examples of the day.P1080170

The gold found in this part of Victoria in 1851 was considerable and produced one of the biggest gold rushes the world has ever seen.



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Our visit to Clunes revealed the remnants of that find and the old Port Phillip mine.

Clunes was a step back in time with the fronts of many shops still showing the original signage.



The Eureka uprising laid the foundation for many reforms and has shaped much of democracy in Australia.

We have seen and photographed the original Eureka Flag made from cotton and wool. It is large like the heart of this great nation.





Lake Wendouree afforded us a pleasant morning’s walk in attractive surroundings, followed by lunch in the adjacent Botanical Gardens where we saw a magnificent Tassie Grey Gum and conservatory full of flower specimens.P1080201





The 1956 Olympic Games precinct










New Year was welcomed in with a Shady Acres  “Shady Characters” BBQ.

We have started 2016 with a trip back to Melbourne where The Burrow is again in store and we leave on Thursday for Sydney to spend time with Jasmine during her recuperation from major surgery. When Jas is fit again we will return to Victoria and continue The Journeys of The Burrow

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