The Gold Museum in Ballarat has a large collection of over 100,000 items that covers Ballarat’s social and cultural history from the 19th century to today. You can view a sample of our collection below or search using keywords in the search box on the left.

 

HOW TO SEARCH

Type search terms into the box at left and then press Enter on your keyboard to run a search.

If you type in the word nugget and press Enter, the engine will search all fields of all records and return any records that contain that term.

If you type in the words gold and nugget, the engine will search all fields of all records and look for records that contain EITHER of these terms, not both.

If you type in gold AND nugget (the AND must be in capitals) the engine will search all fields of all records and look for records that contain BOTH words but not necessarily together.

If you type in “gold nugget” the engine will search all fields of all records for this exact phrase.

If you type in gold AND NOT nugget (with AND NOT in capitals) the engine  will search for records that contain the term ‘gold’ but not the term ‘nugget’.

You can also choose to search for terms in a specific field. If you type in title:nugget the engine will search only the Name/title field of records for the term nugget. If you type in date:1919 the engine will search only the Date field for the year 1919.

 

For detailed information on more advanced searching, visit the eHive wiki.