Madge Evelyn Bartrop

Madge Everlyn Bartrop Born 13th May 1904 Died 25th November 1999. As a young girl lived at Bacchus Marsh and Following death of her parents transferred to Ballarat to live with her maternal grandfather and a maiden aunt. Secondary schooling was at Ballarat high School...

Mary Barell – Women who shaped and built Ballarat

Mary Barrell was a women who, upon being abandoned by her husband, practiced folk magic, fortune telling and traditional healing methods in the Ballarat Cemetery for the poor women of Ballarat. In doing so she attracted the ire of James Oddie, for receiving funds from...