Department of Scientific Research
The Ballarat School of Mines Department of Scientific Research was established in 1919. Its establishment resulted in a marked increase in the number of samples submitted for analysis, to the extent that it was not always possible to keep pace with them. 
- ↑ Perry, Warren, The School of Mines and Industries, Ballarat, Ballarat School of Mines, Ballarat, 1984, p300.
- ↑ Ballarat School of Mines Council Minutes, 07 march 1882.