AusIMM Heritage Committee
AusIMM Heritage Committee
Preserving knowledge and the rich history of the resources sector
AusIMM Heritage Committee Charter
Vision – That AusIMM members and the population at large recognise the great contribution made by past and present resources professionals to the community, environment and economy in which they have worked.
Purpose – To foster public knowledge about and identify and encourage conservation of significant sites, documents, stories and objects relating to the past activities of resources professionals, recognising that better knowledge of past achievements can be a source of pride and motivation for members. The committee will support and encourage the heritage activities of individual members and branches.
Organisation – The Heritage Committee will comprise volunteers from the AusIMM membership who may be located anywhere in the world. The Committee will use modern technology for communications and meetings to overcome geographic boundaries. The Committee will determine its own priorities and activities with regard to the Vision and Purpose stated above.
Sale or exchange of mining books by AusIMM members
The Personal History Collection - Pilot Project
The purpose of the Personal History Collection Project is to ensure that pertinent information is collected from members that can provide a source of historical and heritage reference material for use by AusIMM and by bona fide researchers – with the permission of AusIMM – in the future.
The collection will form a useful, more up-to-date and complete record of the professional lives and achievements of current and future members than simply what is held in their basic membership file. It is not intended to replace the usual membership records maintained by AusIMM, but rather to provide a fuller picture of the member. It will also preserve knowledge of some of their contributions to the resources sector.
Personal information and observations are being sought from our more experienced and senior members on an ongoing basis.
The Mining Heritage Checklist
The list will be expanded and provides a starting point for AusIMM branches to identify and document local mining heritage sites in more detail.
Click the links below to view the Australasian Mining Heritage Checklist and accompanying notes.
Heritage Audio and Visual
Samuel Turrell's 8mm Heritage Films
Samuel Turrell Film Notes
My 1936 Jaunt Around the World
Filmed by Samuel George Turrell (1880‐1940)
Heritage Mining Company Films
Heritage Audio Content
Heritage information links
Mining Heritage Places Assessment Manual
Australasian Mining History Association
Geological Society of Australia Earth Sciences History Group
A Short History of AusIMM Periodicals
Known mining heritage site website links
History of Australia's Minerals Industry (Geoscience Australia)