Band of Hope & Albion Consols Gold Mining Co.

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The Band of Hope & Albion Consols Gold Mining Co was a gold mining company in Ballarat, Victoria.



Originally the field on which the mine is located was alluvial, and miners considered it washed out when the alluvial deposits were exhausted. Some of them, however, thought they would emulate the Bendigo goldfields as a reefing field on the lower levels, and they began to sink.


Correspondence from Robert Malachy Serjeant, 1871,University of Ballarat Historical Collection (Cat. No.502-18 )

The former Band of Hope and Albion Consols Co. No. 1 Shaft mine saw more than 1.6 million ounces of gold produced from 1868-1890. The mine went almost 1km below the surface.[1]


Band of Hope & Albion Consols G.M. Co. was located in Sebastopol in 1887. [2]

In March 2020 the land, at 43-55 Grant Street, was earmarked for a subdivision. Under the papers lodged by planners iPlanning, the average lot size for this application will be 563m2 with lot frontages ranging from 13.5m to 20m and access via Hill, Grant and Vickers streets. Two news roads are also proposed along Vickers Street and Hill Street as potential links between the two for any future development in the centre grassland area where the mine once operated.[3]


This company donated 5 guineas towards a reverberatory furnace for treating Pyrites at the Ballarat School of Mines.[4]

Community Involvement

Works Produced

Workplace Relations

The People


See also

Often known as the Band and Albion.

Daniel Brophy (1832-1895)

Further Notes


  1. Ballarat Courier, 06 March 2020.
  2. Rogers, J. W. F. (ed.). (c. 1887). The Australasian Federal Directory of Commerce, Trades & Professions. Melbourne: J. W. F. Rogers.
  3. Ballarat Courier, 06 March 2020.
  4. The School of Mines Ballarat: A Statement of the Objects and Present Resources of the School, 1873.
  5. 1911 'PERSONAL.', The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), 7 November, p. 8, viewed 29 January, 2015,

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