Dec
12

Chinese in Victoria took Many Roads to Fortune

Ballarat, Victoria, 12 December 2017.

Author: Wind & Sky Productions

New film and digital exhibition celebrates Victoria’s Chinese goldrush history

An ambitious online project called Many Roads brings together the collections of eighteen Victorian cultural organisations, both metropolitan and regional, to tell the story of the Chinese on the goldfields of Victoria.

In the 1850s thousands of Chinese journeyed to the fabled goldfields of central, northern , northeastern and western Victoria. ‘The gold was what drew them here,’ says Anita Jack, General Manager of the Golden Dragon Museum and great grand daughter of a goldrush-era Chinese migrant. ‘Here in Bendigo at the peak of the gold rush a quarter were Chinese. The other three quarters were people from America, Europe, New Zealand, all across the world. It was a very multicultural time.’

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Oct
18

Ballarat Writers Festival: Queer Wars, an Interview with Dennis Altman

In a session not to be missed at the Ballarat Writers Festival, Lucinda Horrocks interviews the Australian academic and novelist Dennis Altman AM, one of the world’s most influential writers on sexuality and politics.

In this session Dennis will talk about LGBT rights in a global era, the gay civil rights movement and democracy, and will look back on the era of 1970s gay liberation and the publication of his first influential work Homosexual: Oppression & Liberation.

Where: Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, 102 Stawell Street South, Ballarat, Victoria, 3350.

When: Sunday 22nd October, 2:30pm-3:30pm.

Tickets: Festival Day Pass $50/$45/$40 | Festival Weekend Pass $80/$75/$70

Bookings: http://www.ballaratwritersfestival.com/2017-festival/tickets/

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Oct
18

Ballarat Writers Festival: Writing with Pictures: Wind & Sky Documentaries

Wind & Sky Productions is part of the inaugural Ballarat Writers Festival this year with a session on how writing works in modern documentary storytelling.

In this entertaining hour long interview with Mary DeBrett, Lucinda will show some clips of Wind & Sky films and explore where the ‘writing’ fits in to an audio visual storytelling medium.

Where: Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, 102 Stawell Street South, Ballarat, Victoria, 3350.

When: Saturday 21st October, 3:30pm-4:30pm.

Tickets: Festival Day Pass $50/$45/$40 | Festival Weekend Pass $80/$75/$70

Bookings: http://www.ballaratwritersfestival.com/2017-festival/tickets/

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Oct
3

‘Out of the Closets’ screenings in October

October is LGBT History Month. To celebrate there are some screenings of ‘Out of the Closets, Into the Streets’ in Victoria.

Come along and join us if you can.

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