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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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Featuring

Dominic Brine

Dominic Brine is a broadcaster who presents ABC Ballarat’s breakfast program. Dominic was born in 1960 in Canberra and has tried his hand at many jobs. He has worked as a deckhand, bank clerk, nurse and gardener, but life changed when he joined a Canberra Amateur Theatre Group, where he discovered... Read more

Derek Guille

Derek Guille is broadcaster heard weeknights on ABC 774. Derek fulfilled his childhood ambition when he began his radio career with 3HA in Hamilton in the early eighties. In 1987 he joined the ABC at the Horsham studios of 3WV/WL, presenting the local current affairs Morning program, before moving o... Read more

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.  In 1996, The B... Read more

Toni Jordan

Toni Jordan is the author of six novels including the international best-seller Addition, Nine Days, which was awarded Best Fiction at the 2012 Indie Awards, and Our Tiny, Useless Hearts (2016), which was longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award and for the Voss Literary Award. Toni ho... Read more

Alice Pung

Alice Pung is an award-winning Australian writer whose books include the bestselling memoirs Unpolished Gem (2006) and Her Father’s Daughter (2011), and the novel Laurinda (2014). She is the editor of the anthology Growing Up Asian in Australia (2008), and created the Marly books for Penguin&#... Read more

Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor was elected to the Ballarat City Council’s South Ward in December 2008. Councillor Taylor sees his role as Councillor as a great opportunity to be part of the decisions that will shape the city now and in the future. He is dedicated to being actively involved with events and issues in t... Read more

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