Leslie J. Lambert

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Leslie J. Lambert, Federation University Australia Historical Collection [Cat. No. 533].


Leslie J. Lambert was born in Ballarat, and educated at Grenville College from where he matriculated in 1898. He became an indentured student at the Ballarat School of Mines in 1899, completing the Course for Associateship in Mining Engineering in 1901. Since leaving the School his practical experience has varied.He worked 6 months underground for the Last Chance Co., Ballarat; leaving there for A1 Gold Mines, Limited, Gaffney's Creek, where he obtained a general insight into mining matters, and assisted in teh erection of the electric plant. His next position was on the staff of the Enterprise Crushing and Pyrites Works, Elaine, and spent some time at cyaniding, chlorinating and battery work. After 12 months he entered the employ of J.W. Glover and Co., Egerton, where he was engaged in cyaniding. In 1904 he was in charge of cyanide works for the treatment of slimes at Pitfield for the same firm.[1]

He worked as a metallurgist at Mt Magnet, Western Australia. [2]

Military Experience

In 1916 Leslie Lambert held a commission in the Mining Corps.[3]

See also

Australian Mining Corps


  1. Ballarat School of Mines Students' Magazine, 1904.
  2. Ballarat School of Mines Students' Magazine, 1916.
  3. Ballarat School of Mines Students' Magazine, 1916.

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