Historical information

The Ballarat School of Mines was the first site of technical edducation in Australasia. It is now a predecessor institution of Federation University Australia.

Physical description

Correspondence and planning documents relating to the setting up of the Ballarat School of Mines. it includes tenders for contractors for the refurbishment of the former Ballarat Circuit Court.

.1) Rules for the pupils of the Mining School at Zurickau, 18/11/1870 (not translated by Emanuel Steinfeld, perhaps by W. Henderson)

.2) Regulations of the Mining Academy at Frieberg, 18/11/1870

.3) Einrichtungen, Freiberg, 1870 (written in German)

.4) Letter from Somerville Learmonth of Ercildoun to Harrie Wood, Clerk of the Board of Mines Ballarat, accepting a position as one of three trustees of the Ballarat School of Mines, along with Redmond Barry and R.H. Bland, 08/01/1870

.5) Printing order with Robert Wreford, 26/01/1870

.6) H. Waymouth to Mr Bickett re the Ballarat School of Mines, 1780

.7) Letter from R.H. Bland of Clunes to Harrie Wood of the Ballarat Mining Board, 27/01/1870

.8) Letter from Somerville Livingstone Learmonth of Ercildoun to Harrie Woods of the Ballarat Mining Board refusing the offer to be a Trustee of the Ballarat School of Mines, 28/01/1870

.9) Minutes of the meeting of the Ballarat School of Mines Executive Council, 05/02/1870 and Correspondence from Harrie Wood to J. Warrington Rogers re the lease of the building for the Ballarat School of Mines, 21/01/1870

.10) Chief Secretary's Office to Ballarat Mining Board re Life Membership of the Ballarat School of Mines, 02/02/1870

.10b) Letter from Redmond Barry, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne re the visit of the Governor of Victoria to the Ballarat School of Mines, 04/02/1870

.12) Letter from Charles Pucke on behalf of Mr McCulloch to H, Ainswood, Secretary of the Ballarat Mining Board, 11/07/1870

.13) Correspondence from Henry Rosales of Walhalla (Chairman of the Gippsland Mining Board) to James Baker of the Ballarat School of Mines, 28/12/1870

.11) Meeting of the Executive Council, Bickett, Eddy Downes, 08/02/1870

.14) Letter from John Phillips, contract surveyor of St Arnaud to Mr Newman, Vice-President of the Ballarat School of Mines, 15/12/1870

.15) Articles ordered and obtained for the Ballarat School of Mines, 03/01/1870

.16) Telegram from John Lewis of Clunes to the Ballarat School of Mines.

.16b) Quote from painter Thomas Robson for painting the Ballarat School of Mines, 05/06/1870

.17) Note from Duncan Gillies to Harrie Wood re grant for the Ballarat School of Mines, 05/06/1870

.18) Correspondence re Grant to the Ballarat School of Mines, Duncan Gillies, 04/07/1870

.19) Correspondence concerning the Ballarat School of Mines from F. Valient to Harrie Wood, 14/05/1870

.19b) Correspondence from Somerville Livingstone Learmonth to Harrie Woods - an apology for a meeting with Judge Rogers, 23/05/1870

.20) Letter from R.H. Bland to Harrie Wood, 15/07/1870

.22) Telegraph from J. Warrington Rogers to Harrie Wood of the Ballarat Mining Board concerning tenders for the Ballarat School of Mines, which was established in 1870.

.23) Letter from Ballarat Mining Board to Judge Warrington Rogers, 31/05/1870

.24) Telegraph to Harrie Wood of the Ballarat Mining Board from J. Warrington Rogers concerning Sir Redmond Barry. A note at the bottom of the telegraph notes ‘This telegram has been delayed through repairs on line.

.25) Letter on Melbourne Public Library Letterhead from librarian Augustus Fulk, 05/08/1870

.26) Letter from R.H. Bland to Harrie Wood, 30/05/1870

.27) Letter from Robert Park re alteration of the former Ballarat Court House for use as the Ballarat School of Mines, 05/05/1870.

.28) Letter from G. Whitty re painting of the former Ballarat Court House for use as the Ballarat School of Mines, 04/05/1870

.29) Letter from William Newman re plastering of the former Ballarat Court House for use as the Ballarat School of Mines, 05/05/1870

.30) Letter from Charles A. Abbott re teaching Mechanical Drawing at the Ballarat School of Mines, 04/04/1870

.32) Letter from Redmond Barry to the Ballarat School of Mines, 07/1870

.31) National Insurance Company of Australia insurance for the Ballarat School of Mines (former Ballarat Circuit Court), 01/05/1870

.33) Letter from R.H. Bland to Harrie Wood, 09/1870

.34) Letter from Somerville Livingstone Learmonth to Harrie Wood, 06/09/1870

.35) Letter to the Chief Secretary to the Ballarat School of Mines Library & Museum, 30/11/1870

.36) Parliament house (Kitto) to the Ballarat Mining Board, 15/11/1870

.37) H. de la Poer Wall of Grenville College to R.W. Newman of the Ballarat School of Mines, 27/04/1971

.38) W.H. Odgers to the Ballarat East Town Clerk, 20/05/1870

.39) Correspondence to the Borough of Clunes for the Ballarat Mining Board requesting a grant to set of a school of mines at Ballarat. 25/03/1870

.40) Surveyor to Harrie Wood, Mining Registrar, 27/04/1870

.40) Letter to Judge Warrington Rogers re the contractor's account for satisfactory completion of work on the Ballarat School of Mines, 11/07/1870

.43) Desks for the Ballarat School of Mines by Henry Gough, 1870

.44) Ballarat Star Office to James Baker of the Ballarat School of Mines, 1870