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"Early days" Top 5 Page for this destination Ballarat Things to Do Tip by iandsmith

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  Lovely wrought iron verandah in Eureka St
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  • Lovely wrought iron verandah in Eureka St - Ballarat
      Lovely wrought iron verandah in Eureka St
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  • Early Eureka St dwelling - Ballarat
      Early Eureka St dwelling
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In the fifties and early sixties, the business part of Ballaarat was in lower Main Road. The block between Eureka and Esmond (now York) Streets, was a very hive of trade. In that one block were sixty shops, twelve hotels, and four large well equipped theatres. Shops and hotels did not close till midnight and the roadway was always crowded with laughing noisy people.
All this was about to change..........(next tip)

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  • Updated Dec 27, 2006
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