Harris-Pearce Family Collection

A collection relating to Ballarat’s Harris and Pearce family has been lovingly donated to the Sovereign Hill Museums Association. The family lived in Ballarat through the turbulent times the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. They were a family of butchers, shop keepers, labourers and factory workers and this collection gives insight to the working and […]

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Pose: Portraits from the Gold Museum Collection

Step inside Ballarat’s famous photography studios     Ballarat has a rich history of photography. By the early 1890s, the city boasted over a dozen photographic studios capturing the city’s landscape, events and people. The Gold Museum’s photographic collection represents a variety of photographic studios which operated in Ballarat from the 1870s onwards. State-of-the-art studios […]

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Re-Awakening the Dragon

Re-Awakening the Dragon showcases the Gold Museum’s extensive Chinese processional and temple collections. The exhibition will feature Loong, one of Australia’s oldest processional dragons. In 1897, Queen Victoria marked her sixty-year reign over the British Commonwealth, and celebrations were held throughout the colonies on Diamond Jubilee Day on 22 June, 1897. Ballarat’s Chinese community joined […]

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