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Celebrating 175 Years of Victoria

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Politicians and writers, historians and TV personalities, sporting stars and local heroes come together for a lively night that turns contemplation into celebration. Under the watchful guidance of quizmistress

extraordinaire Jane Clifton, we uncover the fascinating and surprising facts about Victoria, and celebrate this demisemiseptcentennial occasion in style!

Featuring our Guests

Dominic Brine

Derek Guille

Alice Pung

Shane Maloney

Alice Pung

Ben Taylor

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Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts

Address: 1220 Howitt Street, Wendouree, 3355

Bookings via the Wheeler Centre

Phone: 9094 7800

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Who?

Portrait of Dominic Brine

Dominic Brine

Dominic Brine is a broadcaster who presents ABC Ballarat’s breakfast program.

Portrait of Derek Guille

Derek Guille

Derek Guille is broadcaster heard weeknights on ABC 774.

Portrait of Shane Maloney

Shane Maloney

Born in Hamilton in western Victoria in 1953, Shane Maloney is one of Australia’s most popular novelists. His award-winning and much-loved Murray Whelan series – Stiff, The Brush-Off, Nice Try, The Big Ask, Something Fishy and Sucked In – has been published around the world. 

Portrait of Toni Jordan

Toni Jordan

Toni Jordan is the author of four novels. The international bestseller Addition (2008) was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick, and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin award. Fall Girl (2010) was published internationally and has been optioned for film, while Nine Days (2012) was awarded Best Fiction at the 2012 Indie Awards, shortlisted for the ABIA Best General Fiction award and named in Kirkus Review’s Top 10 Historical Novels of 2013. Her latest novel is Our Tiny, Useless Hearts (2016). Toni has been published widely in newspapers and magazines.

Portrait of Alice Pung

Alice Pung

Alice Pung is the bestselling author of Her Father’s Daughter, which won the 2012 Western Australia Premier’s Literary Awards, and Unpolished Gem which won the 2007 Australian Book Industry Newcomer of the Year Award; and is also published in the UK, Germany, Indonesia and the US. She is also the editor of Growing Up Asian in Australia.

Portrait of Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor was elected to the Ballarat City Council’s South Ward in December 2008.

Celebrating 175 Years of Victoria

It’s time to celebrate 175 years of Victoria. How well do you know the State We’re In, the past and present of Victoria? To mark this significant anniversary, the Wheeler Centre takes the show on the road for four big nights across October to four big destinations.