Fiona Henderson and Aisha Dow A rare 1585 'Breeches Bible' has been literally stumbled upon at the Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute.
David Wroe Defence is investigating fresh claims of sexual hazing rituals aboard a Navy warship even as it grapples with how to punish perpetrators in the most recent public hazing episode.
David Wroe A navy frigate used to intercept and rescue asylum-seeker vessels to Australia's north is at the centre of a military investigation into bizarre hazing rituals carried out on young sailors.
Participants in the 2013 Bankstown to Ballarat Bash gather at Greenacre before their 10 day journey travelling over 4,000 kms ending up in Ballarat.
Nino Bucci and Bridie Smith Homes near Ballarat were destroyed and seven people treated in hospital after an out-of-control grass fire swept through Snake Valley on Tuesday night
David Ellery The good burghers of Ballarat hope that now Kevin Rudd has given Julia Gillard some unstructured time she will be able to visit to unveil her statue on the Prime Ministers Walk.
Karlis Salna A Victorian man who has been detained in Bali allegedly carrying a large quantity of drugs could face the death penalty.
Special Promotion: The University of Ballarat brought Telstra on board to do an ICT assessment across both the staff and student bodies at the university.
Kath Dolan It has been a late bloom for this potter, who only got serious about the craft in her late 40s.
The navy has charged four sailors following allegations of hazing rituals that allegedly occurred aboard HMAS Ballarat in 2011.
John Elder The appointment of more female bishops and priests - and a series of high-profile clashes with the Abbott government - are likely to follow the appointment on Saturday of Melbourne's Archbishop, Dr...
The Queen's Birthday honours list features Australians from all walks of life - from the state's top judge to a Fairy called Sparkle. The Herald spoke to some of the recipients.
Michael Green With climate change tipped to cause more fires, floods and heatwaves, big business is joining science in calling for increased spending on disaster prevention.
Julie Power Steve Hardy was three weeks old when he was abandoned by his mother in the ladies' room of the Civic Theatre in Haymarket three days before Christmas.
Beau Donelly Complaints about rooftop solar panels have jumped markedly as more Victorians have taken up cheap offers in the booming green energy market.
A full list of the 738 Australians named in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.
Andrew Masterson Cyber bullying, update-addiction, sexting - everything unpleasant about social media, from one perspective, is the fault of the Grateful Dead.
Rick Feneley, Nick Miller and Leesha McKenny Is George Pell the right candidate to be God's banker?
David Wroe Australia's military is facing greater challenges to keep ahead of expanding powers in the neighbourhood as it tries to protect trade routes vital to the lifeblood of the economy, Chief of the...
David Wroe Navy sailors accused of sexually assaulting their comrades in hazing rituals aboard HMAS Ballarat will avoid court martial after the military prosecutor decided there was not enough evidence against...