Margaret McManamny

Margaret (Maggie) McManamny (nee Sherlock) Born: 4th July 1875 in Ballarat  –  Died 1st June 1961 in Ballarat Ballarat’s nightingale Maggie made her first concert appearance at the age of six.  Ten years later, at just 16, she won the soprano solo section...

Sarah Fry – Women who shaped and built Ballarat

Sarah Fry was born in England and immigrated to Australia in 1854 where she met miner Charles White. They married in the Christ Church of Geelong in 1855 and went to the Goldfields to find their pot of gold. They certainly did not find anything of the kind. Quite the...