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  • Day331

    Ballarat

    September 30, 2015 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

    Nach Ballarat (ein eher untypischen Touristenort...) hat es uns verschlagen, weil wir Reisebekannte treffen wollten, die wir in Suedamerika kennengelernt haben.

    Da Ballarat ein eher verschlafenes Nest ist, haben wir mit Puck und Tom 5 Tage lang typisch australisches Kleinstadt-Leben gefuehrt:

    Wir waren im botanischen Garten spazieren, haben zu Hause gegrillt und das Grand Finale vom Aussie Rules Football geschaut (WICHTIGSTER Tag fuer alle Sport-begeisterten Australier!!!), Sepp hat neue (Hunde-)Freunde gefunden und wir haben einen Ausflug in die Grampians gemacht mit toller Aussicht und endlich auch Kaengurus!Read more

  • Day500

    Besuch im Gold Museum

    April 4 in Australia

    Auf dem Weg von den Grampians zurück nach Melbourne besuchten wir in Ballarat das Gold Museum.

    Das erste Gold wurde am 18. August 1851 gefunden. Von dort an wuchs das kleine Schafdorf zu einer Großstadt innerhalb kürzester Zeit heran, da Jeder sein Glück bei der Suche nach Gold versuchte.

    In dem Museum kann man sich einen beeindruckenden Überblick rund ums Gold verschaffen. Wie waren die damaligen Arbeitsbedingungen, wie bewerkstelligte das Dorf die rasant ansteigende Bevölkerung, wie waren die Arbeitsschritte, wie wurden die Menschen behandelt und wie sah das Gold aus.

    Das Museum präsentiert ebenso sehr viele gut erhaltene Gegenstände von damals aus der Stadt u.a. einen Rollstuhl, japananisches Geschirr, Gewehre und Pistolen und Gewänder.
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  • Day6

    Sovereign Hill

    July 18 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 9 °C

    We visited here many years ago when Michael and Melissa were children. It is still the same but still enjoyable. The school children playing in the grounds and attending class. We chatted to some of the residents of the houses back in the 1800's.

    It is described as an open-air museum. Sovereign Hill depicts Ballarat's first ten years after the discovery of gold in 1851. It was officially opened on 29 November 1970 and has become a nationally acclaimed tourist attraction.

    We have not done the gold mining section yet . We think we will do this tomorrow. Staying at the Hotel gives you your own entrance . We walk around for a few hours today purchasing a few bits and pieces.
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  • Day6

    Winter Wonderlights

    July 18 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 8 °C

    One of the reasons we selected Sovereign Hill Hotel was becase they have a Christmas in July Celebration called Winter Wonderlights. It is like a mini Vivid and done very well indeed. The buildings in the main street had light shows on most of the buildings and snow was being pumped out so it was very winter like.

    We also went to a Christmas in July dinner in was a little light on for Christmas but still very enjoyable.
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  • Day7

    Sovereign Hill

    July 19 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    All checked out of the Hotel and now back to walking around Sovereign Hill again. When you stay at the Hotel you get a 2 day entrance pass.

    Today we went to the Chinese area and took 2 mine tour's. They were very informative.

    John and I think that the Sovereign Hill Historic Park has improved since we came with Michael and Melissa when they were younger. We had fun wandering around and can recommend it for everyone to visit.Read more

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