In 1854, two years after its founding, Ballarat (its name was derived from two Aboriginal words meaning “resting place”) was the scene of an armed rebellion known as Eureka Stockade, in which about 25 miners, demanding political reform and the abolition of licenses, were shot down by the military; the incident is
Also, what is the population of Ballarat?
The City of Ballarat is a local government area in the west of the state of Victoria, Australia. It covers an area of 740 square kilometres (290 sq mi) and, at the 2016 Census, had a population of 101,686.
What was mined in Ballarat Victoria in the 1850's?
In the 1850s gold discoveries in Victoria, in Beechworth, Castlemaine, Daylesford, Ballarat and Bendigo sparked gold rushes similar to the California Gold Rush. At its peak some two tonnes of gold per week flowed into the Treasury Building in Melbourne.
Is Ballarat Rural?
Empowerment and support for rural areas and townships. Ballarat is a vibrant and growing regional centre which includes a rapidly growing urban core set within a picturesque and highly productive rural hinterland.