Sunday, April 17, 2016

Four Vic storytellers in Ballarat: 7- 8 May

The CAFS Legacy & Research Centre

Secrets, Suburbs, Ghosts & Treasures: Over 150 years of stories


Jackie Kerin: 3.30 pm
GOLD! A story Told 
 Based on the true story of the discovery of the ‘Blanch Barkly’. In 1857, the Kingower goldfields, four young men unearthed the first of the large nuggets to be found in Victoria. Too big for a pocket or a purse! Where could they hide it?
 Kid friendly. Entry by donation


Simon Carroll: 10.30 am
The story of Adam Lindsay Gordon
 Though his time was short in Ballarat and largely ill-fated, the preservation of his Ballarat abode indicates that Adam Lindsay Gordon was someone of note. Hear some of the good, the bad and ugly of the life and work and times of the well-known character.
 Kid friendly. Entry by donation
Jan Wositzky: 2.30 pm
Banjo in hand: Stories and Songs
 Former Bushwaker, full-time storyteller, researcher and historian, Jan relates the tale of William Buckley alongside other stories from gold rush entertainer, Charles Thatcher
 Entry by donation

Anne E Stewart: 3.30 pm
The story of the Eureka Ghosts
 Anne is a storyteller with an international reputation but with a heart in Ballarat. Her storytelling skills are transfixing and mesmerizing. The story of the Eureka Ghosts is one of her best and most loved stories.
 Entry by donation

WHERE: CAFS Ludbrook House 115 Lydiard Street North Ballarat

More information on the weekend of celebration: HERE

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