Pictures: Best of 2013 by Adam Trafford

Chepstowe fire
Chepstowe fire
Plays Like a Girl Women in Sport feature - Zoe Hives - Tennis

Plays Like a Girl Women in Sport feature - Zoe Hives - Tennis

Abbey Wehrung. Plays like a girl Women in Sport profile - Basketball

Abbey Wehrung. Plays like a girl Women in Sport profile - Basketball

Paul McDonald w/Eisha McDonald - 2yo. Australia Day @ the Lake 2013

Paul McDonald w/Eisha McDonald - 2yo. Australia Day @ the Lake 2013

Ballarat Show 2013. Baby chickens

Ballarat Show 2013. Baby chickens

Begonia Festival preview - Tobias and Evan Powell.

Begonia Festival preview - Tobias and Evan Powell.

North Ballarat City coach Rob Waters celebrates the grand final win alongside premiership players Tyler George, Sam Howard, Keenan George, Jason McNamara and Simon McCartin.

North Ballarat City coach Rob Waters celebrates the grand final win alongside premiership players Tyler George, Sam Howard, Keenan George, Jason McNamara and Simon McCartin.

Ballarat & Clarendon College Annual Regional Chess Competition.

Ballarat & Clarendon College Annual Regional Chess Competition.

Heath Pyke - bungaree tackled by Jarrod Morgan - buninyong

Heath Pyke - bungaree tackled by Jarrod Morgan - buninyong

CHFL Dunnstown V Creswick at Dunnstown

CHFL Dunnstown V Creswick at Dunnstown

Dan Kelly's exhibition 'BLAH BLAH BLAH' starts at Red Brick.

Dan Kelly's exhibition 'BLAH BLAH BLAH' starts at Red Brick.

Two sets of twins doing their deb for Ballarat Secondary College at Ballarat Lodge.   Jenna Schroeders, Erin Schroeders, Chloe Rogers, Stephanie Rogers

Two sets of twins doing their deb for Ballarat Secondary College at Ballarat Lodge. Jenna Schroeders, Erin Schroeders, Chloe Rogers, Stephanie Rogers

Ducklings at Lake Wendouree.

Ducklings at Lake Wendouree.

Portia Haase. F Word fashion feature

Portia Haase. F Word fashion feature

Roger Trudgeon - Curator Gold Museum

Roger Trudgeon - Curator Gold Museum

Mitchell Ellen - 3yo hanging out with Woody the cow in the Oolboa Park Mobile Animal Farm.

Mitchell Ellen - 3yo hanging out with Woody the cow in the Oolboa Park Mobile Animal Farm.

Preview to Gold Rush Fight Night - Professional Boxing, Kickboxing and Muay Thai event.. Nick Taylor, Trent Anderson.

Preview to Gold Rush Fight Night - Professional Boxing, Kickboxing and Muay Thai event.. Nick Taylor, Trent Anderson.

Australia Day Fireworks at Lake Wendouree.

Australia Day Fireworks at Lake Wendouree.

Bung Lemon

Bung Lemon

Plays Like a Girl women in sport Feature -  Holly Dobbyn, Tara Domaschenz, Nadia Domaschenz.

Plays Like a Girl women in sport Feature - Holly Dobbyn, Tara Domaschenz, Nadia Domaschenz.

Matt Doll & Beki Colada have been playing together as a reformed brother and sister version of their former band the Mavis's.

Matt Doll & Beki Colada have been playing together as a reformed brother and sister version of their former band the Mavis's.

NBN Co rolling out the first fibre optic cables in Ballarat as part of the NBN. Dom Fiorello hauling the cable.

NBN Co rolling out the first fibre optic cables in Ballarat as part of the NBN. Dom Fiorello hauling the cable.

Ballarat Open Gold AMT Tennis Tournament Final Day - Mens Final - Rameez Junaid - Men's Winner

Ballarat Open Gold AMT Tennis Tournament Final Day - Mens Final - Rameez Junaid - Men's Winner

Farmer Weekly- Orphan lamb

Farmer Weekly- Orphan lamb

Lyric Theatre is on the hunt for a Phantom for its new production of Phantom of the Opera. Gavin McGrath.

Lyric Theatre is on the hunt for a Phantom for its new production of Phantom of the Opera. Gavin McGrath.

Isabella Battiston - 3, Antony Battiston - 5, Mitch Ward - 3, Jack Ward - 2. at Eureka Pool.

Isabella Battiston - 3, Antony Battiston - 5, Mitch Ward - 3, Jack Ward - 2. at Eureka Pool.

YMCA Re-cranked Recycles program restores second hand bikes for kids. Changkuoth Tharjiath, 12, Chudiar Tharjiath, 14, Nyabuul Tharjiath, 4  Mary Tharjiath , Kim Chol, 17, Buay Tharjiath, 9.

YMCA Re-cranked Recycles program restores second hand bikes for kids. Changkuoth Tharjiath, 12, Chudiar Tharjiath, 14, Nyabuul Tharjiath, 4 Mary Tharjiath , Kim Chol, 17, Buay Tharjiath, 9.

Sturt & Lydiard St Statue - Robbie Burns - Scottish poet. Loafers tree. unveiled on 21 April 1897 by local Scot, Thomas Stoddart.

Sturt & Lydiard St Statue - Robbie Burns - Scottish poet. Loafers tree. unveiled on 21 April 1897 by local Scot, Thomas Stoddart.

Nick O'Brien. VFL North Ballarat Roosters V Essendon Bombers @ Eureka Stadium

Nick O'Brien. VFL North Ballarat Roosters V Essendon Bombers @ Eureka Stadium

Local artist Casey Tosh has created his own mural dedicated to music legend Rowland S Howard in a laneway off Webster St.

Local artist Casey Tosh has created his own mural dedicated to music legend Rowland S Howard in a laneway off Webster St.

TV star Samuel Johnson is raising money for cancer research by riding a unicycle around Australia.

TV star Samuel Johnson is raising money for cancer research by riding a unicycle around Australia.

Ballarat Winter Solstice Market at Mitchell Harris Wines

Ballarat Winter Solstice Market at Mitchell Harris Wines

Royal south street - RSSS - Classical Ballet Solo 12 years to under 14 - Division Four at Her Majestys Theatre Caitlin Monument - Ballarat East

Royal south street - RSSS - Classical Ballet Solo 12 years to under 14 - Division Four at Her Majestys Theatre Caitlin Monument - Ballarat East

Ballarat Train Station at sunset.

Ballarat Train Station at sunset.

Dr Denis Napthine MP - Minister for Regional Cities.

Dr Denis Napthine MP - Minister for Regional Cities.

Uni Games Day 1 - Ten Pin Bowling - Steve Ramsdale - Deakin

Uni Games Day 1 - Ten Pin Bowling - Steve Ramsdale - Deakin

Stuart Parker - park manager with Charlie Parker 2yo  and a Burmese Brown Tortoise

Stuart Parker - park manager with Charlie Parker 2yo and a Burmese Brown Tortoise

Athletics Victoria XCR 13 Round 3 - Lake Wendouree Road Race - the 15km race takes off

Athletics Victoria XCR 13 Round 3 - Lake Wendouree Road Race - the 15km race takes off