Frances Hooley

BCN-COEC-05-105-26-03 Present in the Goldfields at the time of the Uprising.  Frances Hooley was well known for her charity in helping those less fortunate.  It can be assumed Frances played a pivotal community role providing voluntary social work to those in her...

Annie Alexander

Annie and her husband John Alexander left their home in Montrose Scotland in 1853 for the goldfields of Ballarat.  They were actively prospecting for alluvial gold during the time of the Eureka Stockade rebellion.  They would have been witness to the mayhem that...

Mary Lillian McArdle

BCN-LWNK-19-102-04 Mary McArdle attended Sat Columba’s School in Ballarat North and Sacred Heart College in Ballarat East. She began a dressmaking course at the School of Mines, but gave this up when she was needed at home to look after her ailing mother. After Japan...

Sister Beverly Malcolm

BCN-RCD-01-105-25-02 Family, friends and colleagues filled St Alipius Church, Ballarat East for the funeral Mass of Sister Beverley Malcolm RSM, who died on Saturday July 14, 2007. Born in Warracknabeal on November 18, 1938, Sister Bev entered the Convent of Mercy,...

Eady Hart

BCN-COEF-11-105-51-02 Eady Hart made a break through in dye technique when she experimented with dye from Australian native plants. She established Hart’s Royal Dyes. Eady Booth was born November 28, 1848 in Horsleyfields. Wolverhampton. England. In 1876 she...