Ballarat Heritage Weekend 2018 - Page 16

Tours, rides and open buildings TOUR OF THE CHINESE CEMETERY Take a guided walking tour of the Chinese section of the Ballarat New Cemetery and learn about the Gum Loong Friendship Garden, Moongate and grave stones. The cemetery is a rich source of information on the many aspects of traditional Chinese culture including religious beliefs around dying, death and the after life and how Chinese culture has contributed to the development of Ballarat since European settlement.  WHERE: Ballarat General Cemetery, 1250 Doveton Street North WHEN: 10am and 2pm Saturday and Sunday. DURATION: 1 hour COST: Free BALLAARAT MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE The Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute’s Heritage Reading Room and lending library will feature themed displays from their collection, including a Max Harris Photography Collection exhibition of historic car photos and stories. WHERE: Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute, Sturt Street  WHEN: 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm, Saturday and Sunday COST: Gold coin donation on entry 16 BALLARAT HERITAGE WEEKEND 2018