Sovereign Hill

Sovereign Hill is an open air museum in Golden Point, a suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Sovereign Hill depicts Ballarat's first ten years after the discovery of gold there in 1851. It was officially opened on 29 November 1970 and has become a nationally acclaimed tourist attraction. It is one of Victoria's most popular attractions and Ballarat's most famous

Set in the Australian 1850s, the complex is located on a 25-hectare site that is linked to the richest alluvial gold rush in the world. The site comprises over 60 historically recreated buildings, with costumed staff and volunteers, who are able to answer questions and will pose for photos. The recreation is completed with antiques, artwork, books and papers, machinery, livestock and animals, carriages and devices all appropriate to the era.

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... Assignment Money earned Possible earnings Sovereign Hill $0 $5,000 Search Rescue $0 $10,000 Art Test $10,000 $10,000 Current Kitty $50,000 $115,000 Free passes Mal Successfully evaded ... He had all the costumes and makeup from Sovereign Hill at his disposal ... had five minutes to gaze out from a height upon the main square in Sovereign Hill, where they were told Mal was hiding ...
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... the award-winning open-air museum known as Sovereign Hill, a recreated 1850s gold mining settlement opened in 1970 ... Sovereign Hill is Ballarat's biggest tourism drawcard and is consistently rated amongst one of the best outdoor museums in the world and continues to expand ... Sovereign Hill accounts for over half a million of Ballarat's visitors and $40 million in tourism revenue ...
Sovereign Hill - Attractions
... A recent addition to Sovereign Hill is the Gold Pour where pure gold valued at over $100,000 is melted and poured into a three-kilogram bullion bar ... The Red Hill Mine is a self guided tour that tells the story of a group of Cornishmen and their discovery of the Welcome Nugget ... The Sovereign Quartz Mine runs 40 minute guided tours and features several underground displays ...

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