What was Ballarat like in the 1850s?
Ballarat looks a lot different today than it did in the 1850s. That’s probably obvious, but how different and what impact did the thousands of miners inflict on the environment?
Alice Barnes is an education officer at Sovereign Hill, who discusses the living conditions and and the evolution of gold-seeking in those early days of Ballarat's history. Mullock heaps are just some of the clear signs left over from the gold rush days when this whole region was turned upside down.
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