Current & Future Exhibition

GOLD MINING CRESWICK DISTRICT / CRESWICK'S MINING DISASTER

It was to be a celebration of the golden anniversary year of Creswick Museum, an exhibition featuring all things gold. The exhibition will include the stories of the Madam Midas the female mine manager, the discovery of the three gold leads at Broomfield, and the richest mine in our area, Madam Berry.  The model of Berry No. 1 is on display in the Exhibition Room. Berry No. 1 is a feature on the Buried Rivers of Gold Trail.

In the Mining Room the story of Australia’s worst gold mining accident when 27 men were trapped underground. For three days in 1882 Victoria’s focus was on the town of Creswick. Just before Christmas 22 men lost their lives only five men were save.

Upstairs along the balcony are Letters from the Goldfields (part of Gold Museum's exhibition)

 

Museum Australia (Vic) Archival Survival Volunteer Museum 2014
Place of Deposit, Public Records Office of Victoria
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