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[bal-uh-rat, bal-uh-rat]
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  1. a city in S Victoria, in SE Australia.
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Examples from the Web for ballarat

Historical Examples

  • It is older than Ballarat, which previous to the discovery of the gold there in 1851 did not exist.

    Six Letters From the Colonies

    Robert Seaton

  • From Ballarat I went to Adelaide, but that must be the subject of another letter.

  • In the evening I went to the opera—for Ballarat has an opera!

    A Boy's Voyage Round the World

    The Son of Samuel Smiles

  • After thoroughly doing Ballarat, I set out on my return to Majorca.

    A Boy's Voyage Round the World

    The Son of Samuel Smiles

  • But, despite this auspicious start, all was not set fair at Ballarat.

British Dictionary definitions for ballarat


  1. a town in SE Australia, in S central Victoria: originally the centre of a gold-mining region. Pop: 72 999 (2001)See also Eureka Stockade
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