Australian Mining Company

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Ballarat Star Advertisement, 01 May 1916.


The Australian Mining Corps was a precursor to the early tunnelling companies.

The conception of a seperate and indetifiable Australian contribution to the mining was has been attributed to Lieutenant J. Thomson, a Western Australian mining engineer, but T.W. Edgeworth David, professor of Geology at the University of Sydney is popularly assicated with the idea.[1]

The popular belief is that T.W> Edgeworth David, Professor of Geology at Sydney University and Ernest Skeats, Professor of Geology at Melbourne University proposed formation of the Mining Corps to the Federal Government early in 1915.[2]

In October 1915 Edgeworth David was commmsioned major and placed in chage of the technical headquarter staff.[3]

Also See

Australian Mining Corps

Alphabet Company

1st Tunnelling Company

2nd Tunnelling Company

3rd Tunnelling Company

4th Tunnelling Company

5th Tunnelling Company

6th Tunnelling Company

Other Sites

http://tunnellers.net/corps_history/foreword.pdf

http://static.awm.gov.au/images/collection/bundled/RCDIG1067112.pdf

https://www.awm.gov.au/sites/default/files/phantom-soldiers-tunellers.pdf

References

  1. McLeod, Roy, Phantom Soldiers: Australian Tunellers on the Western Front, 1916-18, Journal of the Australian War Memorial, no.13, Oct 1988, p.31-43.
  2. http://fffaif.org.au/?p=7495, Accessed 28 September 2014.
  3. McLeod, Roy, Phantom Soldiers: Australian Tunellers on the Western Front, 1916-18, Journal of the Australian War Memorial, no.13, Oct 1988, p.31-43.