Ballarat Archaeology Review

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Heritage Victoria will shortly commence a study of historical archaeology in Ballarat to:

  1. review sites that are already protected on the Victorian Heritage Inventory
  2. identify new sites for potential listing on the Victorian Heritage Inventory

The City of Ballarat and Heritage Victoria invite community members to provide information on any historical archaeological sites in Ballarat using the interactive map below.

Information shared by the community via pinning a location on the map will help Heritage Victoria define study areas for the review.

While it won’t be possible to assess every site identified, information on any sites that are not investigated as part of the current project will be retained for future exploration.

To be considered by Heritage Victoria, the archaeological site (as defined by the Heritage Act 2017) must:

  • Contain an artefact, deposit or feature which is 75 or more years old
  • Provide information on the history of Victoria
  • Require archaeological methods to reveal information about the settlement, development or use of the place
  • Not only be associated with Aboriginal occupation of the place (Aboriginal archaeology is protected under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2016)

Search the Victorian Heritage Database to find historical archaeology sites already listed in Ballarat.

Please be advised that this study is specifically looking at historical archaeological sites and is not a survey of historical buildings or standing structures. The study will not include Aboriginal archaeological sites, as these are managed by Aboriginal Victoria under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2016.

Heritage Victoria will shortly commence a study of historical archaeology in Ballarat to:

  1. review sites that are already protected on the Victorian Heritage Inventory
  2. identify new sites for potential listing on the Victorian Heritage Inventory

The City of Ballarat and Heritage Victoria invite community members to provide information on any historical archaeological sites in Ballarat using the interactive map below.

Information shared by the community via pinning a location on the map will help Heritage Victoria define study areas for the review.

While it won’t be possible to assess every site identified, information on any sites that are not investigated as part of the current project will be retained for future exploration.

To be considered by Heritage Victoria, the archaeological site (as defined by the Heritage Act 2017) must:

  • Contain an artefact, deposit or feature which is 75 or more years old
  • Provide information on the history of Victoria
  • Require archaeological methods to reveal information about the settlement, development or use of the place
  • Not only be associated with Aboriginal occupation of the place (Aboriginal archaeology is protected under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2016)

Search the Victorian Heritage Database to find historical archaeology sites already listed in Ballarat.

Please be advised that this study is specifically looking at historical archaeological sites and is not a survey of historical buildings or standing structures. The study will not include Aboriginal archaeological sites, as these are managed by Aboriginal Victoria under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2016.

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Ballarat Archaeological Review

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Questions

1. What can you tell us about historical archaeology at this site?

2. Are you the owner of this property?

3. Are you happy to be contacted for further information on the sites you pinned? If yes, please provide your full name and contact number or email address to catherinemclay@ballarat.vic.gov.au


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