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October 28, 2013

by vipsinc


DATE & VENUE:   Friday 15 November 2013 at 7:30 pm – Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs you all may know the Ballarat Military History Museum Steering Committee have looked at a number of options to double the storage & display area of the current Museum at the Ranger Barracks to allow co-displays of Ballarat’s Military History.

To that end, a Memorandum of Understanding was reached in October 2011 between the Steering Committee, The Ballarat Collection of Wartime Memorabilia (sometimes called the RSL Collection), the Ballarat Ranger Military Museum Foundation and the Sovereign Hill Museums Association-Gold Museum.

Following recent discussions between the BRMM Steering Committee and the former Uni of Ballarat’s School of Mines Carpentry Section, Federation University Australia has now agreed to build a similar sized building using Apprentices. Apprentices from the Lydiard Street Campus will use the construction of the building as part of their practical experience. The cost is anticipated to be approximately $75,000, and possibly less, if in-kind donations of materials and cash donations are forthcoming.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATo commence our fundraising activities the Steering Committee through Neil Leckie has been fortunate to gain the services of Lambis Englezos AM who will be giving a talk on his passion, ‘The Lost Diggers of Fromelles’. Lambis is an amateur historian and school teacher who was instrumental in the discovery of the mass War graves from World War 1, near Fromelles in France.

Please join us at the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute (117 Sturt Street, Ballarat CBD) at 7.30 pm on Friday the 15th November 2013. Please be seated by 7.15pm.

The cost is $10 per person which includes a light supper. As this will be a popular event you are advised to book ASAP.

Bookings can be made at David Wright Medals and Memorabilia, 6A Shepperd St (behind the old barracks), or by phoning (03) 5338-4377.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPlease support this important Ballarat Ranger Military Museum fundraiser.  If you have an interest in Fromelles or Military history we look forward to seeing you there!

You are also encouraged to share this information with others who may be interested in hearing about ‘The Lost Diggers of Fromelles.’


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