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Monday, September 15, 2014

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Roland Rocchicceli

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A Bishops Palace

Published on: 11-09-2014
A Bishops Palace A book depicting the Bishops’ Palace in Ballarat will be launched at the Gold Museum next Tuesday at 10.30 and everyone is invited to join author Jenny O’Donnell, Michael Taffe, archivist of Catholic Diocese of Ballarat, historian and author, and owner of the Bishop’s Palace Robert Smith, who will be speaking about the property.‘A Palace for the ...

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What price would you put on your spouse?

Published on: 10-09-2014
What price would you put on your spouse? Pam Engwerda’s husband, Jack, was offered ten camels for her; as any good husband would, he asked for more.Pam, 64, is documenting that story and others from a trip the couple took some tears back through a course at the University of the Third Age Ballarat (U3A).“Jack and I went to Egypt on Boxing day in 1999 just for a holiday – my dream holiday,...

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Ballarat Students in Japanese Speech and Cultural Contest

Published on: 10-09-2014
Ballarat Students in Japanese Speech and Cultural Contest Ballarat’s most skilled Japanese language students were put to the test last Friday in the annual Japan Speech and Cultural contest for Year 10 students.Organised by the City of Ballarat in conjunction with the Ballarat Japanese Teachers Network, first and second prizes in the competition are a 2 week visit to Ballarat’s Sister City – Inagawa, in J...

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Little Red Riding Hood

Published on: 10-09-2014
Little Red Riding Hood Everyone’s favourite fairytale comes to life. Appearing in Ballarat for 3 days only!This tale is brought to you by Onyx Players - Ballarat’s own Children’s Theatre Company, who has presented other classic plays over the years - including Pinocchio, Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel. Little Red Riding Hood is a classic story set in a magical world. T...

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Airport Museum

Published on: 10-09-2014
Airport Museum A small volunteer group dedicated to the preservation and restoration of an Avro Anson aircraft to a completed static exhibit, is keen to let the community know that their small museum and the home of the Friends of the Anson, is located at the Ballarat Airport, is open for viewing by the public.Curator Alan Penhall is a walking encyclopedia when i...

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Seniors Showcase Spectacular

Published on: 10-09-2014
Seniors Showcase Spectacular The search is over to find this year's most talented seniors and those not-so-retiring over 55s to Live there dream and perform in this year's Seniors Showcase in Ballarat which has become the major local attraction during seniors week in October.Last year 600 attended the Ballarat Trotting Club and enjoyed a wonderful day of celebration and entert...

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Under dogs Skipton netballers

Published on: 11-09-2014
Under dogs Skipton netballers What a great day for the Skipton senior netballers beating Springbank by 4 goals on Saturday in the first preliminary final.Captain/coach Stacey Rea said it was a very good win, beating last year’s premiers.“It was like our grand final today,” an elated Rea said.“So now I hope we can back it up next week – once we get out today we’ll come better an...

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CHFL Final Preview

Published on: 11-09-2014
CHFL Final Preview Grand Final– previewTwo outstanding performances in each of the preliminary finals of the Central Highlands FL has brought together neighbours Bungaree and Springbank for their first ever clash in a senior football grand final clash.Whilst they played each other in grand finals at some stage in the former Clunes FL they have never met since the CHF...

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Learmonth Netball a little closer to finals

Published on: 04-09-2014
Learmonth Netball a little closer to finals Learmonth is one step closer to achieving a flag in senior netball after a 14 goal win against Dunnstown last weekend.Learmonth coach Damian Smith said it was a tough game, particularly early it was tight when there was only a couple of goals in it.“We just made the focus to win one at a time, got the lead out and to a point where we were comfortab...

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CHFL& N 2nd finals

Published on: 04-09-2014
CHFL& N 2nd finals Bungaree-ruckman-tireless-in-his-job-and-helpto-win-the-game-through-the-centre Preliminary Finals – previewBungaree has reacted savagely again to a defeat, giving their next opponent a lesson. On Saturday at Learmonth the CHFL Second semi final became an exhibition of some of the best football that can be played at this level as the Demons run aw...

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CHFL 2nd finals

Published on: 04-09-2014
CHFL 2nd finals Bungaree-ruckman-tireless-in-his-job-and-helpto-win-the-game-through-the-centre Preliminary Finals – previewBungaree has reacted savagely again to a defeat, giving their next opponent a lesson. On Saturday at Learmonth the CHFL Second semi final became an exhibition of some of the best football that can be played at this level as the Demons run aw...

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CHF&NL First Finals

Published on: 28-08-2014
CHF&NL First Finals Semi Finals – previewThe return of fine weather on Saturday made it feel like finals time for the start of the Central Highlands FL Qualifying and Elimination finals with a couple of exciting finishes providing the very large crowds with plenty of entertainment.The Qualifying finals provide the bonus of a week’s break before the preliminary final c...

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