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Ballarat

(băl`ərăt`), city (2016 pop. 93,759), Victoria, SE Australia. It is an industrial center; clothing, food products, paper, brick and tile, and other goods are made. The city flourished during the gold rush (1860s), then declined. It was the site of the Eureka Stockade uprising (1854), an armed insurrection by gold miners who resented licence fees. The site now contains a historical park and a memorial to commemorate the event.

Ballarat

a town in SE Australia, in S central Victoria: originally the centre of a gold-mining region. Pop.: 72 999 (2001)
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Established in 1875, Her Majestys Theatre in Ballarat is a nationally significant performing arts centre that is home to Australias longest running grand eisteddfod, Royal South Street.
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Production of The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and The Australian Financial Review will then be transferred to existing sites in Ballarat, west of Melbourne, and North Richmond, north of Sydney.
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