About Ballarat Australia
Ballart is the biggest inland city in Australia. Ballarat is also original place where Victoria's gold mining begins. This town was founded in 1838 when an immigrant William Yuille camped on the shore of the Black Swamps, now known as Lake Wendouree. The name "Ballarat" was derived from two Aboriginal words, "Balla" and "Arat", meaning resting or camping place. In 1851, the rush for Gold broke the peace of this town and within months more than thousands of diggers were here searching for gold. The explosion of population caused this area to be declared as a town in 1852.
Sovereign Hill is the recreation of the days of gold rushing in Ballarat. Located on the outskirts, it offers visitors from the world the chance to explore a unique period of Australia's history.
The Ballarat Fine Art Gallery is Australia's largest and arguably best provincial art institution.