Eagle Foundry

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Eagle Foundry Name Plate. Photograph: Clare Gervasoni, 2013.
Eagle Foundry vent on St Patrick's Cathedral Hall, Ballarat. Photograph: Clare Gervasoni, 2018

Also known as White's Eagle Foundry.




Advertisement for Eagle Foundry. Courtesy Federation University Historical Collection.

In 1904 Eagle Foundry was situated at 48-52 Dana Street.[1]

In 1909 Thomas Jelbart and his sons started Jelbart Engineering in a corner of Eagle Foundry. They moved this business to Cowley's Eureka Foundry in 1915.[2]

In 1906 John White advertised that Eagle Foundry had been established for 38 years and manufactured horseworks, chaff cutters, lawn rollers, columns, friezes, balustrades, ventilators, and machine castings.

Until 1952 Eagle Foundry did most of their casting with 1% nickel for strength.


In 2011 the building was still in existence and was known as 402-404 Dana St.[3]


Community Involvement

Works Produced

Eagle Foundry Fountain. Photograph: Clare Gervasoni, 2013.
Eagle Foundry Birdbath in the Eureka Stockade Reserve. Photograph: Clare Gervasoni, 2013.

1902 - cast iron fence of St Andrew's Kirk, corner Sturt Street and Dawson Street, Ballarat.

The Titanic Memorial Bandstand, Sturt Street, Ballarat - designed by local architect George Clegg.

White's Eagle Foundry made the water feature located on the path leading to the Eureka Monument.

Workplace Relations

The People

John White


See also

Further Notes


  1. Evening Echo Historical Edition, Ballarat, 1904.
  2. 'The Buninyong Roller.' Newsletter of the Buninyong and District Historical Society Inc., October 2002.
  3. Holmes, Colin, Jelbart Engines, SP, Ballarat, 2009.

Further Reading

External Links

Images of the cast iron fence at St Andrew's Kirk

--Beth Kicinski 13:09, 14 January 2013 (EST); --Clare K.Gervasoni 10:48, 21 April 2018 (AEST)

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