We have come now out of mere vagueness to the definite conception of an Australian from Ballarat with a grey cloak."
Black Jack of Ballarat was the name I went under, and our party is still remembered in the colony as the Ballarat Gang.
"One day a gold convoy came down from Ballarat to Melbourne, and we lay in wait for it and attacked it.
It was in the brave old days of Ballarat and Bendigo, when ship after ship went out black with passengers and deep with stores, to bounce home with a bale or two of wool, and hardly hands enough to reef topsails in a gale.
I had been to Ballarat. I had given the thing a trial.
I have seen something of the sort on the side of a hill near Ballarat
, where the prospectors had been at work."
Stages one and two of the project were funded by the City of Ballarat
and Heritage Victoria providing $5.3 million and $2 million respectively.
In the latest operation, HMAS Ballarat
seized 6,828kg of narcotics during a raid last Friday on dhows in the Arabian Sea.
More than 2.1 tons of hashish and 345 kilograms of heroin were seized by the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat
during the course of two operations on Monday and Tuesday, the navy said in a statement said.
KATIE WALSH headed for Australia last night hoping to emulate her brother Ruby by winning the Grand National Steeplechase at Ballarat
, Victoria, on Saturday.
PROVIDES THE STAGE UPON WHICH THE ABC'S RIVETING PERIOD CRIME DRAMA THE DOCTOR BLAKE MYSTERIES UNFOLDS.
Next week in the BBC Radio 4 series, whose setting has moved from the south coast to the North East, Shaun will be heard for the first time as Joseph Fannon, manager of the Ballarat
pub in North Shields.