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The Ballarat and District Industrial Heritage wiki was instigated to celebrate 140 years since the establishment of technical education in Victoria, when the doors of the Ballarat School of Mines opened. It is a space where expert, amateur and novice historians come together to build a free resource for everyone. It is therefore a 'live' collaboration and differs from traditional sources as information is continually created and updated.

The wiki is overseen by a team of technology and knowledge experts, made up of paid and volunteer staff. We encourage user to contribute to the wiki.

We Are...

an open and trusted source for Ballarat and district's Industrial heritage

best practice in Convergent knowledge activities for the cultural heritage sector

our Industrial heritage resources with anyone at anytime

people with their Cultural heritage in new ways

the study, research, recording, conservation, development, management and interpretation of Industrial Heritage

The Ballarat & District

Industrial Heritage Project

is an initiative


Federation University

In undertaking the Ballarat and District Industrial Heritage Project we aim to restore the significance of sites, events, objects, people and businesses to the living memory of Ballarat's population. It is hoped that this will enhance the sense of community identity and lead to opportunities for successful education and tourism initiatives.

A pilot program was initiated using volunteers of the Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre and students of the University of Ballarat to generate content for the wiki. In the summer of 2011-2012 Industrial Heritage Scholarship recipients undertook the task of transferring information from the University of Ballarat's Historical Collection to pages of the wiki. The Ballarat and District Industrial Heritage Wiki was officially launched by Prof. Barry Golding on Friday 16 November 2012 at the Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre. The project continues to grow through the efforts of the University and contributions of the public.

The project was initiated and developed by Clare Gervasoni in 2011. Beth Kicinski became Content and Design Manager of the wiki in March 2012.

Content Use

You may copy and use any of the content of this site provided you make a clear link on your webpage or printed matter to 'Ballarat and District Industrial Heritage Wiki' as the source of information. Please note, entries are made by a range of contributors. We endeavour to ensure that the information we publish is free of other copyrights but it is essential that you check this for yourself before using. If you have any concerns regarding the use of material please contact us so we can investigate and take necessary action to rectify. The wiki contributions are made by volunteers with an aim to preserve information for future generations.

Images and their use

The images reproduced on the Ballarat and District Industrial Heritage Wiki come from a range of sources. Editors are reminded to respect copyright and intellectual property legislation. You must not upload or transmit to Ballarat and District Industrial Heritage Wiki any copyright material of which you are not the owner, unless you have the express written permission of the copyright owner to do so. Copyright in images of book covers and artworks included in Ballarat and District Industrial Heritage Wiki is reserved by the original copyright holders.

Creative Commons Licensing

By adding content to the Ballarat and District Industrial Heritage Wiki, you agree to manage this material under an Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0).

Under this license, content made public can be shared (copied, distributed and transmitted) and remixed (adapted) under the following conditions:

Attribution – Users must attribute content in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that author or licensor endorses the user or their use of the content).

Non Commercial – Users may not use the content for commercial purposes.

Share Alike – If a user alters, transforms, or builds upon the content, they may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

Content Disclaimer

Some material on this site includes views or recommendations of third parties that do not necessarily reflect the views of Federation University Australia or the Wiki Content Managers. We cannot verify the accuracy of information that has been provided by third parties. We will not be liable, in any way, for any damages arising from your use of Terms of Use

Project Managers

Clare Gervasoni, Curator: Art and Historical Collections - Project Manager
Andrew Matheson, Team Leader, Analyst Programmers - IT Manager

Beth Kicinski - Content and Design Manager

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