Ballarat Heritage Weekend 2017 - Page 16

Talks Geoffery Blainey Professor Geoffrey Blainey has a long and distinguished career in academic circles. For 20 years he was a professor of economic history and then Ernest Scott Professor of History at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of many books, including The Tyranny of Distance and The Causes of War. 13 Where: Ballaarat Mechanics Institute, Sturt Street When: Talk at 10am and panel discussion at 4pm, Saturday & Sunday Cost/bookings: Free More information: www.heritageweekend.com.au Accessiblity: Wheelchair access George Adams: Ballarat as a Filming Location Doctor Blake and Ballarat - no mystery there. The Doctor Blake Mysteries Creator George Adams discusses how Ballarat became a leading character in the ABC’s number one drama. 13 George Adams has almost 30 years experience as a film and television producer in the UK and Australia. He has worked in executive drama roles for the BBC, Carlton Television, Columbia TriStar/Sony, Golden Square Pictures and Granada UK. In 2012, he created and produced The Doctor Blake Mysteries which has now completed its 5 th season. Where: Ballaarat Mechanics Institute, Sturt Street When: Talk at 1pm and panel discussion at 4pm, Saturday & Sunday Cost/bookings: Free More information: www.heritageweekend.com.au Accessiblity: Wheelchair access 16 BALLARAT HERITAGE WEEKEND 2017