In 1914 Australia went to war. Thousands of young recruits passed through Ballarat on their way to the front, to prepare for battle and to say a last goodbye.
On the rivers of remote Victoria, 19th century European settlers depended on Aboriginal navigators and canoe builders to transport goods, stock and people.
Patrick Howard fought at the Eureka Stockade and was lucky to have escaped trial. Patrick’s descendants Ella Hancock and Shane Howard talk about the legacy of Eureka.
Retired sewing teacher Val D’Angri recalls the 1973 restoration of the Eureka Flag and speculates on what life was like for the women who originally crafted it.
Wathaurung Elder Uncle Bryon Powell explores what life was like for his ancestors and tells of the enduring presence and ingenuity of Indigenous people on the goldfields.
Wathaurung Elder Aunty Marlene Gilson talks about Indigenous people at Eureka, her ancestors King Billy and Queen Mary, life on the goldfields, and stories which inspire her.
This short documentary follows Rosa, President of the Savoy Ladies Group, as she tells the story of Italians in the North-East, tobacco farming, women, family and friendship.
A story about a group of Australian geologists and web developers who won global attention through their groundwater data visualising system and the collaborative approach they adopted.
This short documentary explores the history of the Ballarat National Theatre through the eyes of past and present members and asks why community theatre is relevant today.
St Brigid’s Church in Crossley, on the South West Coast of Victoria, was very nearly shut down until the local community made a stand to save it.