Ballarat and District Native Clay Deposits

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Ballarat East

Outstanding success has attended the Ballarat Pottery Pty. Ltd., and extensive additions to the plant at Creswick-road are to be undertaken. The company is operating on valuable clay deposits discovered at Berringa, Talbot and Ballarat East.[1]

Beringa

Outstanding success has attended the Ballarat Pottery Pty. Ltd., and extensive additions to the plant at Creswick-road are to be undertaken. The company is operating on valuable clay deposits discovered at Berringa, Talbot and Ballarat East.[2]

Lal Lal

CLAY DEPOSITS AT BALLARAT.
BALLARAT, Friday.-In connection with the movemont to extend Ballarat industries increased attention is being directed to the clay deposita in the southern part of the district.
Professor Hart, of the School of Mines, on, Friday stated that clays of good value were available for use, nnd he endorsed the proposal that an officer should be sent by the Government to report on them. He considered that the fireclay deposits at Little Bendigo, which are extensive, should not be overlooked, as they would make good bricks. A business man. Mr. Walker, is now showing a display of ware made in Sydney from clay sent from the Ballarat district Mr. R. M'Gregor, M.L.A., is interesting himself in the matter of having the deposits examined.[3]


LAL LAL CLAY DEPOSITS.
BALLARAT, Wednesday - Mr Dunn, director of geological survey, inspected the clay deposit at Lal Lal to-day. Upon his return to Ballarat he stated that there were huge deposits of excellent firebrick clay at Lal Lal, which required to be handled on in extensive scale with a modern plant if it was desired to establish a profitable îndustry there. There are also deposits suitable for pottery making. Manufactures from clay have for some time been made at Lal Lal on a small scale but the distance of the works from a market has under the existing conditions of working told against success, and the manufacturer has been practically "squeezed out".[4]
After serving during World War One Reginald Callister was appointed by the Commonwealth Institute of Science and Industry in Melbourne, to investigate Ballarat's white earthenware. Soon after, on 27 June 1919, it was announced that Callister would be attached to the Ballarat School of Mines to carry out his duties, and to examine the possibility of establishing a pottery industry using local clays, especially the Lal Lal locality which was thought to be rich in clay deposits.[5] Other clay deposits inspected by Callister were at Yendon, Mt Egerton, Linton and Trewalla.</ref>Ballarat Courier, 23 September 1922.</ref>

Landilo

NEW INDUSTRIES.
It will of interest to those concerned in the establishment of now industries in Ballarat to learn that a company is in process of formation for the manufacture of pottery work. A lease has been secured of a clay deposit at Landilo, near Gordon, the property of Mr. H. Vaughan, and it is intended to bring the clay, into Ballarat, and manufacture the wares here. This course is, it is said, necessary, as young women, will be required in the manufacturing, besides men and youths, and labor of that kind at Gordon would be scarce.[6]


Mt Egerton

After serving during World War One Reginald Callister was appointed by the Commonwealth Institute of Science and Industry in Melbourne, to investigate Ballarat's white earthenware. Soon after, on 27 June 1919, it was announced that Callister would be attached to the Ballarat School of Mines to carry out his duties, and to examine the possibility of establishing a pottery industry using local clays, especially the Lal Lal locality which was thought to be rich in clay deposits.[7] Other clay deposits inspected by Callister were at Yendon, Mt Egerton, Linton and Trewalla.</ref>Ballarat Courier, 23 September 1922.</ref>


Talbot

Outstanding success has attended the Ballarat Pottery Pty. Ltd., and extensive additions to the plant at Creswick-road are to be undertaken. The company is operating on valuable clay deposits discovered at Berringa, Talbot and Ballarat East.[8]

Trewalla

After serving during World War One Reginald Callister was appointed by the Commonwealth Institute of Science and Industry in Melbourne, to investigate Ballarat's white earthenware. Soon after, on 27 June 1919, it was announced that Callister would be attached to the Ballarat School of Mines to carry out his duties, and to examine the possibility of establishing a pottery industry using local clays, especially the Lal Lal locality which was thought to be rich in clay deposits.[9] Other clay deposits inspected by Callister were at Yendon, Mt Egerton, Linton and Trewalla.</ref>Ballarat Courier, 23 September 1922.</ref>

Yendon

After serving during World War One Reginald Callister was appointed by the Commonwealth Institute of Science and Industry in Melbourne, to investigate Ballarat's white earthenware. Soon after, on 27 June 1919, it was announced that Callister would be attached to the Ballarat School of Mines to carry out his duties, and to examine the possibility of establishing a pottery industry using local clays, especially the Lal Lal locality which was thought to be rich in clay deposits.[10] Other clay deposits inspected by Callister were at Yendon, Mt Egerton, Linton and Trewalla.</ref>Ballarat Courier, 23 September 1922.</ref>


Also See

Reginald Callister

Ceramics

Ceramicists

References

  1. The Age, 30 June 1927.
  2. The Age, 30 June 1927.
  3. The Argus, 4 May 1910.
  4. The Argus, 4 June 1910.
  5. https://www.ballarat.edu.au/curator/honour-roll/honourroll_Callister,%20Reg.shtml
  6. Geelong Advertiser, 27 May 1910.
  7. https://www.ballarat.edu.au/curator/honour-roll/honourroll_Callister,%20Reg.shtml
  8. The Age, 30 June 1927.
  9. https://www.ballarat.edu.au/curator/honour-roll/honourroll_Callister,%20Reg.shtml
  10. https://www.ballarat.edu.au/curator/honour-roll/honourroll_Callister,%20Reg.shtml
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