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Behind the scenes

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How does Sovereign Hill bring Ballarat’s goldfields to life? Go behind the scenes and meet our team of experts who deliver the excitement of the gold rushes.

The Volunteer Coordinator

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Meet Kelly – Sovereign Hill's Volunteer Coordinator.

Kelly manages over 200 volunteers at Sovereign Hill, who support the interpretive activity of museum, with ‘hands-on’ activities such as demonstrating the use of 19th century domestic and industrial technology, gold panning, horse care, flag making, scrimshaw, gardening, sewing and more.

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The Costume Designers

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Meet Erin – Costume Manager at Sovereign Hill.

Every day, the Sovereign Hill costume team work behind the scenes to create one of the most important parts of the 1850's story.

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The Leading Hand

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Meet Andre – One of Sovereign Hill's Leading Hands.

Everyday at Sovereign Hill a number of different departments work together to bring you a truly unique experience.

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The Organiser

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Meet Lucy – Sovereign Hill's Interpretive Programs Officer.

Coordinating a program at Sovereign Hill takes a lot of time, research and resources. Lucy gives you insight into how these programs get bought to life, for all visitors to enjoy.

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The Confectioner

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Meet Ben – Head Confectioner at Sovereign Hill.

At Sovereign Hill you can watch confectioners use original equipment and processes to make traditional boiled lollies.

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The Gardener

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Meet Cherrie – Head Horticulturalist at Sovereign Hill.

When visiting the museum you can see the amazing work that Cherrie and her team do, everyday, throughout the Sovereign Hill gardens.

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The Wheelwright

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Meet Mick – A talented Wheelwright at Sovereign Hill.

At Sovereign Hill you can watch Mick and his team of skilled craftsmen make a hub and spokes, and then assemble a coach wheel.

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The Blacksmith

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Meet Tim – A skilled Blacksmith at Sovereign Hill.

Tim has spent the last 16 years as the proprietor of Dilges Blacksmith. Each day his role not only involves producing goods, but interpreting the trade and educating visitors.

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The Caretakers

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Meet Mick & Gillian – The Caretakers of Narmbool.

Mick & Gillian look after maintenance and care for buildings and grounds of the Narmbool property. They live on the premises with a great view of Mount Buninyong.

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The Horse Groomer

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Meet Carly - Sovereign Hill’s Horse Groomer. 

Carly takes care of our horses and makes sure they are ready for a day of work.

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