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Rare 'Breeches Bible' found in Ballarat

Fiona Henderson and Aisha Dow A rare 1585 'Breeches Bible' has been literally stumbled upon at the Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute.

Sailors involved in HMAS Ballarat hazing may face sack

Hazing allegations: the HMAS Ballarat.

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.

Defence to investigate hazing acts on navy vessel HMAS Ballarat

The HMAS Ballarat.

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.

The Bankstown to Ballarat Bash

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
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photos Ben Rushton
Thursday August 22 2013

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.

Blaze near Ballarat destroys homes

Chepstowe fire near 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

Gillard still in demand on Ballarat's walk of fame

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.

'Had a gutful': Ballarat man faces death in Bali

Karlis Salna A Victorian man who has been detained in Bali allegedly carrying a large quantity of drugs could face the death penalty.

University of Ballarat podcast

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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.

Meet the Maker

Kath Dolan It has been a late bloom for this potter, who only got serious about the craft in her late 40s.

Four sailors charged after probe into hazing rituals

Navy

The navy has charged four sailors following allegations of hazing rituals that allegedly occurred aboard HMAS Ballarat in 2011.

New primate Phillip Freier signals women priests push

Archbishop of Melbourne Dr Phillip Freier and Mrs Joy Freier.

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...

Queen's Birthday honours list: the highlights

NSW Chief Justice Tom Bathurst in his chambers above the Supreme Courts who is on the Queen's Honours list. Sydney CBD. 6th june 2014. Photo by Tamara Dean

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.

Flirting with disaster

Creswick flood

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.

Man's quest to find mother who abandoned him more than 60 years ago

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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.

Rise in consumer complaints over solar power

Solar panels

Beau Donelly Complaints about rooftop solar panels have jumped markedly as more Victorians have taken up cheap offers in the booming green energy market.

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Queen's Birthday honours: full list

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A full list of the 738 Australians named in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.

Technically, the kids are all right

Eliza Gregurke.

Andrew Masterson Cyber bullying, update-addiction, sexting - everything unpleasant about social media, from one perspective, is the fault of the Grateful Dead.

Is 'Pell Pot' the Pope's perfect prefect?

Rick Feneley, Nick Miller and Leesha McKenny Is George Pell the right candidate to be God's banker?

Chief of the Defence Force David Hurley warns of challenges from expanding region

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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...

Navy's hazing accused to avoid court martial

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HMAS Ballarat sails into Port Phillip Bay. 
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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...