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George Pell at the Ballarat pool: 'Everything he did was done with a grandeur'

The Age - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Cardinal George Pell was a larger-than-life figure at the Eureka pool in Ballarat through the summers of the late 1970s. This was when - it is now sensationally alleged - he sexually abused two boys in the pool.

Esstee Big Band comes to Ballarat

Ballarat Courier - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Esstee Big Band, formed by Ballarat's Steve Trounson over 25 years ago, will play two Ballarat shows next weekend.

motorcyclist killed, thrown 100 metres into street sign

The Age - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
A young motorcyclist has been thrown more than 100 metres into a street sign in a fatal crash on Ballarat's southern outskirts.

Bright harvest in Ukraine for Ballarat farmer Lawrence Richmond

The Age - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
With security guards who at times provide 24-hour crop protection, the crew on the large Ukrainian cropping farms managed by Ballarat's Lawrence Richmond is eclectic, at least by Australian standards. As well as farm labourers, his team also includes ...

Throwback Thursday | Ballarat sport in July, 2010

Ballarat Courier - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Throwback Thursday | Ballarat sport in July, 2010. Gordon's Stephen McCulloch carried from the field by team mates Scott Quemard and Luke Gunnell.

Christmas in July draws record-breaking crowds to Ballarat

Herald Sun - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Ballarat is perceived as too cold to visit,” Mr Burns said. “Our Christmas in July Winter Wonderlights event has completely changed all of that.

Pokemoronic: ram raids on Ballarat car

The Border Mail - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
The craze for collecting Pokemon Go has taken an ugly twist in Ballarat, with a team of young fans being terrorised by a late night ram raid on their car.

William 'Bill' Spedding faces child sex offences in Ballarat

Ballarat Courier - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
A man previously identified as a person of interest in the disappearance of toddler William Tyrrell is facing historical child sex offences in Ballarat. William "Bill" Spedding is due on Thursday to face Ballarat Magistrates Court for a filing hearing ...

Ballarat's Prime Ministers Avenue can't afford to keep up with the quick succession of leaders

ABC Online - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The busts of every Australian prime minister can be found in Ballarat's Prime Ministers Avenue, but the recent quick succession of leaders has dried up funds and left Ballarat council two busts behind. With the recent brutality of Australian politics ...

Support for Ballarat harmony roundabout grows

Gay News Network - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
“By erecting this ugly and expensive sculpture in a heritage overlay area, Ballarat Council has shown it has completely lost touch with residents and ratepayers,” the change.

NBFC chairman confident player payment issue short term

Ballarat Courier - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
The NBFC operates under the umbrella of the North Ballarat Sports Club, which provides financial support for the football arm of the organisation.

Ballarat voted Australia's best regional holiday destination

Ballarat Courier - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The city's family-friendly events and attractions helped Ballarat edge a lead over the likes of other popular regional cities such as Byron Bay, Phillip Island and Tamworth.

Hot destination: Ballarat

SpiceNews - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Planners seeking a destination that's something less predictable than a capital city, has an enormous amount of history and offers some seriously delicious dining options are certain to be inspired by Ballarat. Whether you're inspiring or rewarding ...

rower receives 11th hour Olympic call-up

Ballarat Courier - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Former Ballarat Grammar rower Lucy Stephan will row for Australia in Rio after a sensational last-minute decision to ban more Russian drug cheats.

Ballarat meeting transferred to 'Bool

Racing.com - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The Ballarat track is again to be rested, with the meeting scheduled for July 28 transferred to Warrnambool. Ballarart had already had two meetings taken from it earlier this month as heavy rain and a busy schedule combined to diminish the surface ...

Coryule tops Ballarat sale

Stock & Land - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
THE Coryule stud, Willowvale, has continued its recent broad ribbon show success with the top priced ram at this year's Ballarat Show ram sale. The Reserve Champion Medium Merino of the show fetched $7000 and will make the trip across the Tasman to ...
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Ballarat's key role in life-saving initiative

Ballarat Courier - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Many families in Victoria, and indeed Ballarat, have been impacted by suicide. Until recent years, the word suicide has been relatively taboo, something to be talked about behind closed doors.

NORTH Ballarat City has upset Lake Wendouree to blow the Ballarat Football League premiership race wide open.

Ballarat Courier - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
North Ballarat opened up with a seven-goal first quarter and then resisted a fight back by Lake Wendouree before kicking away.

Ballarat Health Services loses $2.7m in scam blunder: Interpol, Victoria Police investigate

Blue Mountains Gazette - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Interpol and Victoria Police are investigating how scammers have defrauded Ballarat Health Services of $2.7 million. The multi-million dollar scam involved a fake invoice for works carried out at BHS.

Hanson stars in Werribee's VFL triumph over North Ballarat

Herald Sun - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Werribee established a 20-point advantage over North Ballarat by quarter-time, which proved telling in the wash up. The Tigers (5-8) led at every change, with Declan Mountford limiting the influence of reigning JJ Liston Trophy winner Nicholas Rippon ...
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