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Talking History with Ben Wilkie

Dr Ben Wilkie is a Ballarat-based historian. He is interested in the history of the Scots in Australia and western Victoria’s environmental history. His books include The Scots in Australia, 1788–1938 and Gariwerd: An Environmental History of the Grampians. This talk explores Scottish migration to western Victoria in the nineteenth century and considers the wide influence of Scots in Ballarat and beyond.

Free. No bookings necessary.


04 Nov 2021

102 Stawell Street South, Eureka, VIC 3350Get directions


The City of Ballarat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.