War Heritage in Ballarat

Image of a war memorial window in the Ballarat Grammar Scool chapel

Stained Glass Memorials

Stained Glass Window at Ballarat Grammar School Anglican Chapel (pictured above).  Read more on the Victorian Heritage Database ...

Stained Glass Window at Ballarat Barkly Street Methodist Church. Read more ...

Stained Glass Window at Ballarat Christ the King Anglican Cathedral. Read more ...

James White – Boer War Memorial

This monument is a significant historical icon raised by local patriotic fervour at the time of Federation. It is also a significant example of the work of James White, a successful and innovative sculptor during that period. The monument is an important component in the collection of public monuments and statuary erected over the period of a century in the Sturt Street Gardens, Ballarat. Read more ...

View of the Balllarat prisoner of war memorial

Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial

The Memorial (pictured above) symbolizes that all Australian prisoners embarked to serve away from their homeland and acknowledges the hardship, deprivation, brutality, starvation and disease endured by Prisoners of War during their capture and the scars many continued to endure upon their repatriation to Australia. Read more on their website...

Eureka Memorials

The diggers' and soldiers' memorials were erected in the Ballarat Cemetery to commemorate those miners and members of the 40th and 12th Regiments who died as a result of the fighting at the Eureka Stockade on 3 December 1854. The diggers' memorial was built in 1856 and the soldiers' memorial in 1879 and, together with associated marked graves, they commemorate a significant event in Australian history.  Read more ...

Ballarat Horses Memorial

Erected by the Adam Lindsay Gordon Society to mark the centenary of the poet`s living in Ballarat, also as a memorial to the 958,600 horses and mules killed in the First World War, including 169,000 that left these shores never to return.

It is a bronze statue of a horse in the action of a charger mounted on a base of Warrenheip granite. Funds were raised from visitors to the Adam Lindsay Gordon cottage and it was unveiled on the centenary of the poet`s arrival in Ballarat. Read more ...