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Ballarat suburb Sebastopol delves into its history, links to war-torn Ukrainian namesake

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Sebastopol was named after its counterpart in Ukraine – spelt Sevastopol – where a key battle of the Crimean War was fought. It was separate village before becoming one of the original suburbs of Ballarat, which became a boom town after the discovery of gold in 1851. Many of the miners who came to Sebastopol were Welsh or Cornish.
5 months ago·Sebastopol, Australia

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Ballarat suburb Sebastopol delves into its history, links to war-torn Ukrainian namesake

Legend has it that the suburb was named because the blasts and smoke emitting from the gold mines in the Victorian village reminded some migrants of the battlegrounds of the Crimean War.

5 months ago·Australia
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