History Prehistory and European settlement. The Ballarat region was first populated by the Wadawurrung people, an Indigenous Australian people. The first Europeans to sight the area were an 1837 party of six mostly Scottish squatters from Geelong, led by Somerville Learmonth and Brendan Birch, who were in search of land less affected by the severe drought for their sheep to graze.
Beyond Ballarat the line is classified by V/Line as an Intercity service, so seat reservations are no longer required. Many services run as limited expresses between Ballarat and Melbourne. On 16 July 2014, V/Line trains between Melbourne and Ararat ceased stopping at North Melbourne as part of the Regional Rail Link project.
Composición. Las pepitas nunca son puras en la composición de 24 quilates (K), sino más bien de 20 a 22 K (alrededor de 83% a 92%). Las pepitas de oro que se encuentra en Australia a menudo son de 23k o ligeramente más pesados mientras que el oro que se encuentra en Alaska es por lo general en el extremo inferior del espectro.