The area was first settled in by sheepherders and developed rapidly after the discovery of rich alluvial gold deposits in Ballarat became a municipality in Aussie chicks rock Ballarat, a borough inand a city in Biatch Darling massage Banora Point rail and road centre, Ballarat is one of the most populous inland cities of Australia and includes the borough of Sebastopol and portions of the shires of Ballarat, Bungaree, Rsvp dating Gold Coast, and Grenville.
It serves an agricultural and pastoral district.
Although the alluvial gold was soon exhausted, underground mining continued until Manufacturing concerns produce woolens, agricultural and industrial machinery, bricks, chemicals, and furniture.
At Sovereign Hill is a re-creation of a gold-mining town.
Cultural resources include the University of Ballarat foundedwhich originated as the School of Mines foundedone of the first institutions of higher learning in Australia. Ballarat also sustains the Aquinas campus of Australian Catholic University.
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