AHF eventWelcome to the Australian Heritage FestivalNational Trust Anderson’s Mill Heritage Event

National Trust Anderson’s Mill Heritage Event

A free event with heritage games, mill tours, and displays and demonstrations by the Ballan District Vintage Machinery and Vehicle Club, Quilters Victoria Inc., Central Goldfields radio group, Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History, Public Records Office and Ballarat Society of Artists.

A free event, supported by Federation University, Parks Victoria & Hepburn Shire Council.

The Ballan District Vintage Machinery and Vehicle Club will display steam engines which will focus on bread making. The Central Goldfields radio group will be at Anderson’s Mill communicating with mills worldwide . The AWI will develop awareness about “Adopt a Mill across Australia”.

Quilters Victoria Inc. will display heritage quilts in the Mill, and there will be materials and books for sale.

A Mother’s Day event will focus on exploring PROV, PRAC archives and writing your own family history and a focus on the new family history course. The Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History with the Public Records Office will host panels and exhibitions on family history.

The Ballarat Society of Artists will display original artwork.

There will also be tours of the mill and waterwheel.

Regional Arts will be approached for support.

Event dates

Event Details

Creswick-Newstead Road, Smeaton, Victoria

Anderson's Mill, Smeaton, can be accessed from Melbourne, Ballarat, Creswick or Clunes and from Bendigo, Newstead, Castlemaine or Daylesford et al


Saturday 13 May 10am to 4pm
Sunday 14 May 10am to 4pm

Entry fees:
Attendance limit:
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Parking on the reserve accessed from Elizabeth Street, Smeaton and some parts of the mill are not disability friendly

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