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26
Apr

Mining Mud & Medals events for Sunday 27th of April 2014

DIGGING IN THE DARK – AT 9.15 AM

Three excellent WW1 military specialists appearing on one morning session 9:15am to 12:30pm at Jackson’s & Co. Ballarat CBD:

Damien Finlayson, military historian and author of the definitive historical reference on Australian Tunnelling Corps

on the Western Front (Crumps & Camouflets).

 

 

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Tim Whitford, former Education Outreach Officer at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance.

One of the key people involved in uncovering the burial site of missing servicemen at Fromelles, France in 2008-09.

 

 

Ross Thomas, mining engineer & exec producer of the Australian WW1 movie ‘Beneath Hill 60’,

will tell the real story of the Real Great  Escape, the first mass escape of WW1 prisoners

who tunnelled out of Holzminden POW Camp in Germany.

 

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MOVIE AT 2 PM AT REGENT CINEMAS:

Come and hear Executive producer Ross Thomas, discuss the making of his movie ‘Beneath Hill 60’,

then stay and enjoy a special viewing on the ‘big screen’.

Venue: Regent Cinemas, next door to Jackson’s & Co.

 

TICKET PRICES on Sunday:

Single session tickets $15 conc or $20 adult
Discounted All Day tickets (covering sessions one and two)  $25 conc and $30 adult.

25
Apr

Show and Tell at FedUni SMB Library

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis afternoon,  Saturday 26 April 2014, 1.00-5.00 pm

Free event: WW1 Show & Tell at the Tippett Library on Federation University’s SMB Campus in Lydiard Street South, Ballarat CBD.

Need help researching  your World War 1 ancestor?  Specialist family researchers, historians and museum specialists team may have some suggestions to help you out.

Bring along you WW1 memorabilia and the team from VIPs will scan or photograph it for you.  Bring a USB stick so we will transfer the images we create on the day for your records, on the spot. This is an important task to undertake. If disaster struck and your memorabilia was destroyed you should at least have a good digital reproduction.

Need advice on how to appropriately care for items in your WW1 collection?  Do you know how to store granddad’s medals properly? What is the correct way to fold and store his WW1 uniform? Should you store folded letters in envelopes? There are  many things you should know to make sure your WW1 collection lasts for as long as possible.

We hope  to see you at the FedUni SMB campus library between 1.00 and 5.00 pm this afternoon.

16
Apr

Special viewing of “Beneath Hill 60”

Special Mining Mud & Medals event on Sunday the 27th of April.poster

At 2 pm in the afternoon a special movie presentation of the WW1 Tunnellers Movie “Beneath Hill 60”.

 

Come and hear Executive producer Ross Thomas, discuss the making of his movie ‘Beneath Hill 60’,

then stay and enjoy a special viewing on the ‘big screen’.

Venue: Regent Cinemas, next door to Jackson’s & Co.

 

And in the morning:
Three excellent WW1 military specialists appearing on one morning session 9:15am to 12:30pm at Jackson’s & Co. Ballarat CBD:
1) Damien Finlayson, military historian and author of the definitive historical reference on Australian Tunnelling Corps on the Western Front (Crumps & Camouflets).

2) Tim Whitford, former Education Outreach Officer at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance. One of the key people involved in uncovering the burial site of missing servicemen at Fromelles, France in 2008-09.

3) Ross Thomas, mining engineer & exec producer of the Australian WW1 movie ‘Beneath Hill 60’. In this session Ross will tell the real story of the Real Great Escape, the first mass escape of WW1 prisoners who tunnelled out of Holzminden POW Camp in Germany.

On the Saturday:
Free event: WW1 Show & Tell at the Tippett Library on Federation University’s SMB Campus in Lydiard Street South, Ballarat CBD. Bring your WW1 memorabilia along and the team from VIPs will scan or photograph it for you. Bring a USB stick with you and we will save the images we create on the day for your records, on the spot.

Specialist family researchers, historians and museum specialists will be on hand to show you how to appropriately care for items in your WW1 collection. Do you know how to store granddad’s medals properly? What is the correct way to fold and store his WW1 uniform?

Learn how to store paper records like the diaries and letters he sent back home so future generations in your family can enjoy them too.

TICKET PRICES on Sunday:
Single session tickets $15 conc or $20 adult
Discounted All Day tickets (covering sessions one and two) $25 conc and $30 adult.

To organise a booking and ticket purchase please send us a message via the message to miningmudandmedals@gmail.com

Also check our facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/MiningMudMedals

For more on the movie “Beneath Hill 60”: http://www.beneathhill60.com.au/

15
Apr

Damien Finlayson – to talk about the WW1 Tunnellers in Ballarat:

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Author Damien Finlayson, speaking in Ballarat as one of three excellent WW1 military specialists, appearing on one morning session 9:15am to 12:30pm at Jackson’s & Co. Ballarat CBD, on Sunday 27th of April.

Damien is an amateur military historian with a special interest in the First World War. He has worked as a hydro geologist with a private consulting company for the past twenty years and holds a Bachelor and Ma
ster degree in science. “Crumps and Camouflets is his first book, a definitive book on the Tunnellers of World War,

“Crumps & Camouflets talks about the shattered ground that separated the British and German infantry on the Western Front in World War I, of an unseen underground war, fought by miners, ‘tunnellers’ as they were known.

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For more on the speakers as well as other Mining Mud & Medals events:

check our previous update or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MiningMudMedals

To organise a booking and ticket purchase please send us a message via the message to miningmudandmedals@gmail.com

or phone 0424 963 294

TICKET PRICES on Sunday:
Single session tickets $15 conc or $20 adult
Discounted All Day tickets (covering sessions one and two)  $25 conc and $30 adult.

For more on Damien Finlayson:

http://www.bigskypublishing.com.au/Damien-Finlayson/1523/authordetail.aspx