Historical information

William Baragwanath was educated at the Ballarat School of Mines, obtaining a Geology Certificate in 1911. After further study he went on the become Secretary for Mines, and Chief Mining Surveyor. Baragwanath was a Councillor of the Ballarat School of Mine from 1916 to 1950.

Physical description

Pink covered foolscap book of 257 pages and 32 maps and plans by William Baragwanath. Contents include topography, physiography, historical, geology, basalt, faults, dykes, minerals
leads, alluvial mines, nuggets, structure of Ballarat West goldfields, structure of Ballarat East gold-field, quartz formation, indicators, defunct mines, existing mines, table of deepest shafts.

Images include: section of the Ballarat Gold-Field, Dead HOrse Flat, lakes formed by Basalt Flows, Gong Gong Creek, Frenchman's Lead, Ballarat West Mines, LEases and positions of shafts (1857), puddling, White Horse Lead, Woah Hawp Canton, Ballarat Township mines, Sebastopol, syncline, Victoria United Line, First Chance Mine, Llanberris No 1 Mine, Saddle Reef, New Normanby Mine, Woah Hawp Canton Mine, South Star Mine, Sebastopol Plateau, south Woah Hawp Mine, Woah No. 2 Mine