Ballarat is located near the Great Dividing Range around 100 kilometres away from Melbourne in the Australian State of Victoria. It was named after a sheep run called Ballaarat that was created by a Scottish farmer named Archibald Yuille.
Ballarat became a notable Victorian city when gold was discovered there in 1851 and brought over 10,000 people all looking to get rich. Australia’s only civil uprising occurred in 1854 at Ballarat named the Eureka Rebellion.
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