Embark on a journey through history as they celebrate the remarkable life of Mrs. Muller and the novel by author Geoff McArthur, “Look for the Red Umbrella.”

Discover how she triumphed over personal tragedies, family scandals, and societal barriers to emerge as a prominent business and community leader in a city dominated by men during the Ballarat Goldfields era.

Honour her legacy together by seeking out the Red Umbrella and commemorating her extraordinary achievements across a number of different events:

1. Look for the Red Umbrella – In Conversation with Geoff McArthur at Collins Booksellers on Lydiard.

2. Look for the Red Umbrella – In Conversation with Geoff McArthur at the Regent Cinema.

3. Look for the Red Umbrella – Hop Lane

4. Meet Mrs. Muller- Umbrella and Parasol Maker for Ballarat’s Golden Era at Collins Booksellers on Lydiard.

Content: City of Ballarat

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  • 24–26 May

12:01am–11:59pm

Lydiard Street North and Hop Lane Armstrong Street North

Soldiers Hill VIC 3350

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  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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Across Victoria’s Midwest, we acknowledge that we travel across the ancient landscapes of many First Peoples communities.

These lands have been nurtured and cared for over tens of thousands of years and we respect the work of Traditional Custodians for their ongoing care and protection.

We recognise the past injustices against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in this country. As our knowledge grows, we hope that we can learn from their resilience and creativity that has guided them for over 60,000 years.

As we invite people to visit and explore Victoria’s Midwest, we ask that alongside us, you also grow to respect the stories, living culture and connection to Country of the Ancestors and Elders of our First Peoples.

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