Creswick Miners' Association
From Ballarat and District Industrial Heritage Project
William Guthrie Spence was dissatisfied with miners working conditions and pay so he organised the Creswick Miners' Association, becoming its first secretary.
- Among those present at the unveiling of the honor roll at North Creswick Methodist Church on Sunlay last was Mr Thomas Phillips, a very old identity of Creswick and at one time one of the leading light of the now defunct Creswick Miners' Association. Speaking to Sir Alexander Peacock at the conclusion of the service, he said:— "That honor roll makes me feel proud to see it there. I am the oldest member of the church and I have five grandsons at the war." Mr Phillips has passed his eightieth milestone in life and still takes an active interest in the North Creswick Methodist church.
- ↑ Creswick Advertiser, 4 January 1918.