Explore the historical city of Ballarat to identify ‘rocks’ of the region and how they were used to create this magical town.

Once upon a stone …
Ballarat, a celebrated gold mining city, is built on a small lava plain with a number of prominent eruption points such as Mt. Buninyong, Smeaton Hill and Mt. Warrenheip. Come and explore how local rocks were used to build this historic city.

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Due to the nature of this program, at this stage we are unable to offer it as outreach. The session is conducted in the Ballarat CBD.

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