image of Town Hall, Ballarat

Ballarat, Australia Day 2020

We had a terrific day in Ballarat on the 26th of January 2020. It started very early with some ringers attending the dawn ceremony for Survival Day at Lake Wendouree - a profoundly quiet and still morning for a solemn and moving remembrance. After breakfast, we were at St Peter's for the service ring, joined by Deryn and her sister Morwenna so we were able to ring all 8. After morning tea or church or wherever everyone went, we were all at the Town Hall by 11.00, ringing for the Citizenship ceremony, again on all 8. Thank you Deryn for making the trip and bringing Morwenna too and making us sound better! Last but not least, Joe discovered he could take selfies ...

from Edith Fry

The eight ringers at Ballarat Town Hall

Back: Ed Dunens, John Fry, Morwenna Griffiths, Jim Smith
Front: George Alexopoulos, Edith Fry, Deryn Griffiths, Joe Boin

Ballarat Australia Day Peal, 2015

Here are some images from Ed Dunens taken before and after the Australia Day Peal, rung at Ballarat on 26 January 2015.

Before the Australia Day Peal at Ballarat Town Hall, 2015

Before

Australia Day Peal Band, Ballarat, 2015

After!

Before the Australia Day Peal at Ballarat Town Hall, 2015

For the record

Australia Day Peal Band, Ballarat, 2015

The Band: Stephen Young, Calvin Chai, Brian Pettet, Marian Merati, Helen Pettet, Ian Harris, Matthew Sorell and David Smith

See other images and videos on Ed's flickr page.

The Bells and Ringing Room of Ballarat Town Hall

Images from Ed Dunens.

The bells of Ballarat Town Hall


Ballarat Town Hall Ringing Room

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