Alma Elizabeth Matthews

BCN-PVF-06-2-105-40 Alma Matthews was one of Ballarat’s best known charity workers. During the great war period and since then she has rendered splendid services to the Red Cross. As an instrumentalist she was known far and wide and her popularity as an entertainer...

Helen Noonan

BCN-RCE-08-2-105-21 A trained actress, Noonan joined the cast of Prisoner in 1981 as receptionist Wendy Scott. She later appeared on I Can Jump Puddles, The Flying Doctors and Blue Heelers, amongst other things. She was best known as a star of opera and music hall,...

Ann Coyle

BCO-E1-11-1-105-14 Ann was born around 1822 at Liverpool, England. She married Dublin born Joseph Coyle in 1840. Ann and Joseph had had eleven children, at least two being born in Ballarat. Margaret Coyle was born of 4 June 1854 at Ballarat. Mary Coyle was born in...

Anastasia Hayes

BCO-E2-26-2-105-07 Anastasia was born around 1818 in Kilkenny, Ireland. She married Timothy Hayes and immigrated with him and their five children to Australia, arriving in October 1852. The family lived in a tent on the gold fields of Eureka where in 1854 Anastasia...

Alice Mary Pittard

BCN-PVF-02-105-01-02 Mrs Alice Mary PITTARD (CROCKER) was Mayoress of Ballaarat 1926-27 and actively involved in community improvements. She was Founder of the National Council of Women in Ballarat and was one of the first two women elected to the Ballarat Hospital...