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,...

Anastasia Hayes

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 taught at St Alipius...

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...

Frances Hooley

Frances Brown was one of Ballarat’s oldest residents when she died in 1912.  Frances and William Hooley were on the Eureka Lead, Ballarat in 1853 where the death of their daughter, Mary, aged 6 months, was recorded.  Frances was the daughter of William, had...