BUNINYONG PETTY SESSIONS INDEX LAUNCH
Old Buninyong Courthouse Saturday 21 March 2015 at 11.00am by Dr Anne Beggs-Sunter, Secretary of Buninyong & District Historical Society. Bright sunny morning in the ‘Village’. Lovely olde worldy setting with a select group of guests interested in this index transcribed and published electronically by Ballarat & District Genealogical Society Inc. ISBN 978-0-9751359-5-2. There are introductory documents and a searchable index of around 25 000 entries dating from 1856 to 1969, a period of 114 years, spanning four generations of life in Buninyong. This pre-dated Ballarat as a European settlement and that set of pioneering names was intrinsically linked to early Ballarat goldrush history. Many family names in the district have continued throughout the generations to the present day. Some of those present were delighted to find names of their ancestors in the index and will followup to discover more from the original registers. More information and Order Form.