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April 16, 2014

Special viewing of “Beneath Hill 60”

by vipsinc

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1) Damien Finlayson, military historian and author of the definitive historical reference on Australian Tunnelling Corps on the Western Front (Crumps & Camouflets).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.

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

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