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The Projects: Great Music Moments In Film History, Vol. 4

By Spencer Davis. Today in our continuing series on the most iconic uses of music in film, we look at two recent transformative illustrations of the music-writing process, along with a small piece of Hollywood history, a slice of brilliant visual comedy, a brief musical interlude in war, and a tribute to a recently-lost icon. 1,158 more words


Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum

Sovereign Hill is an immersive, open-air, living museum depicting Ballarat during it’s gold-rush prime (1851-1861).

The first area is the settlement/diggings.  It shows how the miners lived and worked during the gold rush (which wasn’t in very nice conditions). 323 more words

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Ballarat Begonia Festival

Over the 3-day weekend that we were in Ballarat, the famous Ballarat Begonia Festival was happening.  It is the largest begonia show in the southern hemisphere. 353 more words

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Ballarat, a city about an hour’s drive away from Melbourne, is a popular tourist destination in the Goldfields region of Victoria.  With its whopping population of about 100,000 it is the most populous town in the Australian interior. 258 more words

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Werribee Park Mansion

Werribee Park comprises of the land that was the estate of Werribee Park Mansion.  Today it houses a hotel, a zoo, gardens, an equestrian centre, and the original mansion, which has been restored and is open to the public. 459 more words

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Herring Island

Herring Island is the only island in the Yarra River.  It is man-made and was built in 1929 to help alleviate flooding in the river.  The trees were planted on the island to stop it from flooding.   185 more words

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White Night

For the last four years, Melbourne has lit up for one night in February.  From 7 pm to 7 pm the city is bustling with music, dance, installations, and, most importantly, light shows.   408 more words

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