Ballaarat [i.e. Ballarat] Flat, Victoria, Australia, 1860. [picture] , State Library of Victoria

Ballaarat [i. Ballarat] Flat, Victoria, Australia, [picture] , State Library of Victoria

The best of Ballarat

The best of Ballarat

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Women machinists sewing underwear at Lucas textiles factory, Ballarat, Victoria, 1963

Women machinists sewing underwear at Lucas textiles factory, Ballarat, Victoria, 1963

Lauderdale Homestead, Alfredton (Ballarat), was built for John 'Jock' Winter in 1863 to the design of J.A. Doane. Winter arrived with his family from Scotland in 1841; he and his sons became extraordinarily successful pastoralists. 'Jock' became Ballarat's first millionaire after gold was found on one of his properties. He retired to Lauderdale, dying there in 1875. His slate-roofed, bluestone homestead with its distinctive columns and unusual bracketed eaves, is now surrounded by suburbia.

Lauderdale Homestead, Alfredton (Ballarat), was built for John 'Jock' Winter in 1863 to the design of J.A. Doane. Winter arrived with his family from Scotland in 1841; he and his sons became extraordinarily successful pastoralists. 'Jock' became Ballarat's first millionaire after gold was found on one of his properties. He retired to Lauderdale, dying there in 1875. His slate-roofed, bluestone homestead with its distinctive columns and unusual bracketed eaves, is now surrounded by suburbia.

Ballarat - when trams still ran!

Ballarat - when trams still ran!

The History of Ballarat, from the First Pastoral Settlement to the Present Time.

The History of Ballarat, from the First Pastoral Settlement to the Present Time by William Bramwell Withers.

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