Further tours announced for AHA 2016: From Boom to Bust

Two more terrific tours have been announced for our conference in Ballarat in July:

  • Urban Exploration Tour, Tuesday 5 July 2.30–3.30pm, presented by the Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH) at Federation University Australia, History Heritage Place and timecapsuleballarat.com. This is a semi-self-directed online/offline exploration around one of Federation University’s city campuses located at the Old School of Mines and Industries ­(the site of one of Australia’s oldest universities) and the Old Ballarat Gaol. Discover hidden artefacts and memories from past and present. Record your experiences and impressions for others to find, and be prompted to consider the future possibilities for this open urban canvas. Bring a smartphone to get the most out of this tour.


  • City Statues Tour, Sturt Street, Tuesday 5 July, 3.30–4.30pm presented by CRCAH. Join prominent local historian Dr Anne Beggs-Sunter as she guides you through the monumental thoroughfare of Sturt Street and its magnificent procession of statues, memorials and tributes.

Come to either tour, or both. $10 all inclusive – the tour can be booked with registrations (opening soon).