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1950s Australia - Souvenir Postcard of Ballarat
Souvenir folding postcard of Ballarat, Victoria with a total of 12 images. Best guess going by vehicles in the pictures and dress fashions is late 1940's - early 1950's.
Overall the card is in great condition and a fabulous snapshot of Australia's largest inland city.
An unused card that makes for a memorable collectible. Please see pictures.
Ballarat is a city in Victoria, Australia, and Victoria's largest inland city. It is well-known for its history and heritage and is a major regional centre in the Goldfields region.It is approximately 105 kilometres (65 mi) north-west of the state capital Melbourne, with an urban population of 88,437 people. The city lies at 441 metres (1,450 ft) AHD and consists of an area of approximately 740 square kilometres (290 sq mi), with the city occupying a built up area of approximately 75 square kilometres (29 sq mi).Gold was discovered near Ballarat in 1851, and the influx of over 10,000 miners in less than a year transformed it from a pastoral town into Victoria's largest settlement. The Victorian gold rush occurred throughout the 1850s and 1860s whilst gold could be readily extracted from the surface. The city's growth slowed after the 1880s and Melbourne quickly overshadowed it in importance. However, Ballarat has endured as a major inland regional centre and tourist destination, having retained much of its Victorian era heritage, a unique culture, and is highly regarded for its grand heritage listed public and private buildings, monuments, statues and expansive gardens.
*All history taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only.
Standard folding postacrd with 12 panes depicting various views of Ballarat Australia.