On display at the Federation University Mount Helen Campus (Foyer of C Building) is a collection of photos and items relating to mining and tunnelling used at the Ballarat School of Mines in the early 1900s. From 16 to 20 October from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. http://historyweek.org.au/sessions/mining-mud-medals-display
The Ballarat Electorate enjoys a long history connected with mining and its four schools of mines at Creswick, Clunes, Daylesford and Ballarat.
Many talented members of their alumni enlisted during World War One and history proves these men came with significant levels of experience enabling them to deliver vital expertise to the Australian mining Corps.
The Mining Mud & Medals project seeks to highlight the role of men with a connection to the Ballarat Electorate who served in Australian Army Tunnelling Companies during World War One.
The project team have identified more than 150 tunnellers with a connection to the Ballarat Electorate. Some were born in the Ballarat electorate, while others came to study at one of the Schools of Mines in the region. Details of the tunnellers found to date are being uploaded into a WIKI, along with (where possible) biographies and photos. http://www.miningmudmedals.org/Main_Page
And on facebook: www.facebook.com/MiningMudMedals
As Mining Mud & Medals is planning a book, they are always on the look-out for photos of the tunnellers or tunnelling related activities to complete the picture. If you are related to a tunneller from the Ballarat Electorate please contact us via: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mining Mud & Medals is managed by a small subcommittee part of the Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc., a Ballarat based not-for-profit organisation. Members include historians, genealogists, military researchers, professional editors, broadcasters and journalists.
MINING MUD & MEDALS
P.O. BOX 171N
BALLARAT NORTH 3350