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Memories of Wartime Ballarat

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Arts & Entertainment Lover in Ballarat.
Ballarat's rich wartime history will come alive at the 'Memories of Wartime Ballarat' on 6 September at the Gold Museum.

The museum received a Community Impact Grant from The City of Ballarat to hold a family day to showcase Ballarat's war history.

Gold Museum, Image from Weekend Notes

This special event focuses on Ballarat in times of war in the lead up to "Are You Going Too?" exhibition which opens in November and "Overpaid, Over Sexed and Over Here?" which was on display earlier this year about the friendly invasion by the U.S. Marines during World War II.

Memories of Wartime Ballarat will feature authentic artefacts, photos from POW camps, vintage and classic cars, uniformed troops from World War I and US marines from World War II and more.

You'll be able to view the five postcards sent by Ballarat resident, David Manning who was a Prisoner of War (POW) on the Thai-Burma Railway for three and a half years.

US Marines, Image from Gold Museum website

Gold Museum Curator, Roger Trudgeon says, "Ballarat has a rich wartime history. This special day also sees us showcase Ballarat's important role in the wars."

Complimentary entry to Ballarat residents of postcodes 3350 to 3357 only which is proudly sponsored by W & D Finance.

It's a wonderful opportunity to visit the Gold Museum to learn about Ballarat's involvement in wartime history.
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Why? Learn about Ballarat's involvement in the wars
When: 6 September
Phone: 03 5337 1107
Where: Gold Museum, Bradshaw St, Golden Point
Cost: Free to residents of postcodes 3350 to 3357, Adult: $11.50, Concession: $9.20, Child (5 to 15 years): $6.10, Family: (2 adults & up to 4 children) $30.50
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