Historical information

All aspects of Begonias are of particular interest in Ballarat


Begonias hold a special place in the life and history of Ballarat. The people of Ballarat are justly proud of the beautiful blooms which are on show in the Botanical Gardens every year during the Begonia Festival.

Physical description

4 articles on Begonias. 1. 2 pages, "Edible Begonias..", 2. 2 pages, "Unexpected Benefits of Begonia", 1 black and white picture of a begonia, top lefthand side of each page. 3. "Flora of China", 2 pages with p.2 giving Keys to species. 4. 1 page with the heading "Begonia picta."

Inscriptions & markings