Welcome to the Australasian Mining History Association
Many people appreciate the importance of Australia’s mining heritage and the contribution made by mining to our economic development. From the outset, mining has provided employment, shaped the landscape, given rise to many towns, built much of our transport network, smelters and ports, and contributed to our social institutions, education, religion and humour.
The Australasian Mining History Association was formed in 1995 to foster the exchange of information about our mining past. The Association studies and celebrates various aspects of Australia’s mining past whether this is associated with mining archaeology, heritage and preservation, and transport or the social and economic aspects of mining.
- promotes and coordinates national activities and programs relating to mining history
- encourages the study, discussion, writing and publication of mining history
- encourages the identification and preservation of records, sites, relics and materials relevant to Australian mining.
The Association links members through its website, quarterly newsletter, journal and annual conferences.
We invite you to join
(click on the blue highlighted items on the Conferences page to get information about the Cobar Conference)