Connecting, exploring, thinking: Alice Barnes presenting a past Talking History lecture at the Eureka Centre. Photo: SUPPLIED

Eureka Centre talks history online

September 16, 2020 BY

THE Eureka Centre’s Talking History series is providing a platform for the presentation of new research relating to Ballarat’s past.

The forum showcases information discovered by local residents and people living in the Ballarat region, encouraging conversations about the city’s history, especially the colonial era.

Anthony Camm, Eureka Centre manager said Talking History runs on the first Tuesday of every month at 5.30pm, and has been streaming live since July via the Eureka Centre’s Facebook page.

“Our next talk on 6 October will be filmed ahead of time, and presented by Ballarat actor and writer, Marg Dobson,” he said.

“Marg researched the life of one of Ballarat’s first photographers, Daisy Harriet Llewelyn, for her one-woman performance, presented at the 2019 Ballarat International Foto Biennale.

“Marg will discuss how she was able to honour this extraordinary woman through a creative work of theatre, pieced together from limited fragments of information about Daisy’s life.”

Mr Camm said the centre is seen as a tourist attraction, but should also be a space for people to connect and explore ideas.

“The program caters to our local community, but with our live streaming, we’re attracting people from all over the country.”

Talking History runs between March and November annually. Visit