Monica Rawlings – Educator

As an only one child, Monica lived with her parents in Brougham Street Soldiers Hill and was educated by the Loreto Sisters in Dawson Street. Entering the workforce, Monic began teaching at Loreto in Melbourne, then moved to St Aloysius in Ballarat. After some time,...

Fiona Elsey – An Inspirational Life

Born 26th September 1977 into a family with two brothers, Fiona attended Delacombe and Alfredton Primary Schools and enrolled at Ballarat High School in 1990.  In May 1990 at the age of 13 she was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma a common form of bone cancer in...

Aileen Palmer – Poet & Diarist

Aileen Palmer was an Australian poet and diarist. She worked as an interpreter during the Spanish Civil War for a mobile hospital and later in an ambulance unit in London during The Blitz. With a history of institutionalisation for various mental breakdowns, her...

Elizabeth Wilson

Elizabeth Wilson was the daughter of Isabella (McNee) and the sister of Mary Chalmers. Elizabeth, was born around 1828 at Bo’ness, Linlithgowshire, Scotland. Elizabeth’s husband ran a store opposite the Eureka Stockade on a site subsequently occupied by the...

Mary McAllen

Mary McAllen – Location, Ballarat New Cemetery, Roman Catholic A, Section 18, Grave 08. (BCN-RCA-18-105-08-02) Wife of Michael Hanrahan who was present at Eureka Stockade battle.  Due to Michael’s involvement in the battle, the assumption can be made that Mary...