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BALLARAT ANZACS: Mining Mud & Medals | A Talk with Yvon Davis

April 14 @ 11:00 am


Garry Snowden, President, Arch of Victory & Avenue of Honour will facilitate a talk on each Thursday of the display:

Thursday 7 April, 11am | BALLARAT ANZACS: Stories of Courage Sacrifice & Larrikinism | Garry Snowden

Thursday 14 April, 11am | BALLARAT ANZACS: Mining Mud & Medals | Yvon Davis

Thursday 21 April, 11am | BALLARAT ANZACS: The Arch of Victory & Avenue of Honour | Phil Roberts

Thursday 28 April, 11am | BALLART ANZACS: How Ballarat Remembers it’s ANZACS | Garry Snowden

These sessions are free, we would however appreciate registration of attendance, but walkins will be welcomed, each talk will be approximately 40 minutes.


Garry with the assistance of Neil Leckie from the Ballarat Ranger Military Museum and Yvon Davis will be available to assist with family research into Ballarat’s ANZACs in the Heritage Reading Room on Tuesdays & Thursdays between 12.00 and 2.00pm.

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity please complete the enquiry form below: 

Special note: If you are expecting to take-away data from your research, please ensure you bring a USB stick or another form of electronic information storage.

Ballarat ANZACs Research Request > 

Mining Mud & Medals

Yvon Davis will be on hand to talk about this wonderful book by the members of the Ballarat based Victorian Interpretive Projects group. The book gives an insight into the tunnellers special role in World War One. The book will be on sale in the Library during the exhibition @ $33


Country Victoria’s Own | Neil Leckie

Traces the history of the Ballarat infantry and the units in major cities and towns that form the ‘predecessors’ referred to in the subtitle.

This book will be on sale in the Library during the exhibition @ $25 

Ballarat Mechanics’ Institute Heritage Collection

Items from the BMI Heritage Collection will be in display. If you would like further information on how to access our heritage newspapers and books please contact the Library on T: (03) 5331 2042 or E: library@ballaratmi.org.au

Service at the Ballarat New Cemetery | Thursday 21 April at 4pm

At service will take place at the Ballarat New Cemetery to acknowledge the provision of Office of Australian War Graves plaques for the previously unmarked graves of 19 Ballarat ANZACs. This event will be featured in the display and there will be information available regarding the self-guided ANZAC Heritage Walk at the Ballarat Old Cemetery.

The BMI wishes to acknowledge the support of:

Avenue of Honour & Arch of Victory.

Ballarat Ranger Military Museum

Ballarat General Cemeteries Trust


Ballarat RSL Sub Branch inc.

The BMI Heritage collection volunteers.


Arts and cultural activities

If you would like to provide feedback on BMI activities you have experienced or have suggestions on what you would like us to consider then we would like to hear from you. Please complete the feedback form. 

This workshop is a BMI Community Art Project – Ballarat’s Oldest Cultural Institution


April 14
11:00 am
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BMI – Library and Heritage Room
117-119 Sturt Street
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350 Australia
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(03) 5331 3042