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A plaque commemorates the planting of a tree to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of the Ballarat School of Mines. The former school is now the site of the Federation University-SMB Campus.
Mr James M. Bickett had the honor of bringing forward the proposition to found a School of Mines at a meeting of the Ballarat Mining Board in October, 1869. It was agreed to, and the Government, having been approached for assistance, granted a lease of the old Supreme Court buildings at a nominal rental. A modest sum, including 100 pounds from the Borough Council of Ballarat West, was subscribed by a number of sympathisers, and on the 26th October, 1870, the inaugural address was delivered by Sir Redmond Barry , the first President of the School. Classes were commenced on the 23rd January, 1871.
|Address:||107 Lydiard Street South , Federation University - SMB Campus, Ballarat , 3350|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.565493|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1870|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1995|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 27th October, 1995|
This tree was planted by Chief Commissioner Vern Robson
City of Ballarat
On 27th October 1995 to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the School of Mines and Industries
Dr R A Wild Director
W J Gribble President