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MULLAWALLAH – THE LAST KING BILLY11096442_10152787740211238_5127859772030275326_o

Mullawallah – the last King Billy is in the news again:…/mullawallah-dropped-as-nam…/…

But who was the man behind the now ‘controversial’ name?

Local Adjunct Senior Researcher at Federation University Janice Newton, has written a book on “Mullawallah: The last King Billy of Ballarat”. It is available in Ballarat via various retail outlets, such as: Ballarat Books, Collins on Sturt, Sovereign Hill etc and through Ballarat Heritage Services ( for $16.50, or via Janice Newton herself:

(Image used is the front cover of the Mullawallah book)



Members of the Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc (VIPs) have created a Facebook site designed to highlight the role of the ANZAC tunnellers in WW1 – especially those who hailed from the Ballarat Electorate. This Facebook site now connects with similar groups on many levels, for example, it is regularly updated with news items, hyperlinks to handy research websites, specialist information, photos, and advance notices about ANZAC related events. Anyone interested in the history of WW1 will find a plethora of interesting items on this site which is aptly named: Mining MudM20001-engineers & Medals.

‘Lest We Forget’.


Ballan Dog Registrations 1871-1873, Complied by Dorothy Wickham and Roy Huggins

Ballan Dog Registrations 1871 Sheet1


Conference: Under the Southern Cross: A Goldfields Experience

Registration Form 7 Mar 2013                 Program 18 March 2013


Victorian Collections Database    


Women: Their Names, Occupations and Addresses: Ballarat 1865-66, 

Compiled by Dorothy Wickham

    WOMEN list 1865-66

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