Historic Bridge Street

Ballarat has a natural a ‘town square’, it has Bridge Street. The Bridge is the commercial heart of Ballarat, a place with so much Gold Rush era history and many more fascinating stories since then. 

Teacher, historian and author Doug Bradby has captured some of this marvellous history in his latest Ten Delightful Tales series.

Doug latest instalment Ten Delightful Tales is now available at Collins Book Sellers Bridge Mall. This latest in the series of books tells the stories of some famous people from the 19th & 20th centuries who visited our illustrious city. Ten captivating stories celebrating the joys of community life, including a visit from Dame Nellie Melba, who loved Ballarat as much as the people of Ballarat loved her. She is quoted as saying, ‘A day in Ballarat is the finest tonic in the world.’

In his book Bridge Street The Historic Heart of Ballarat, Doug creates the most vivid scenes of the people who lived, worked, shopped and socialised in our storied street. Doug’s family has lived in Ballarat since 1853 and his knowledge of this unique location is second to none.

If you’re looking for a fascinating read about the location and the amazing assortment of people who have contributed to our colourful local history in Ballarat, then check out these books by Doug. It’s real history with fantastic stories, history, you won’t find on the internet.

Available now at Collins Booksellers and wen & ware


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