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
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Dominic Brine is a broadcaster who presents ABC Ballarat’s breakfast program.
Derek Guille is broadcaster heard weeknights on ABC 774.
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.
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.
Alice Pung is an award-winning writer, editor, teacher and lawyer based in Melbourne. Her books include Close to Home, On John Marsden, the memoirs Unpolished Gem and Her Father’s Daughter, and the novel Laurinda. She is the editor of the anthologies Growing Up Asian in Australia and My First Lesson.
Ben Taylor was elected to the Ballarat City Council’s South Ward in December 2008.
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.