Vic: Community Archaeology Project @ former Moses Thomas mill site


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Heritage Victoria is running a Community Archaeology Project at the former Moses Thomas mill site, in Mernda.

The Plenty River flour mills played a central role supplying Melbourne in the gold rush years. This mill, founded by local entrepreneur Moses Thomas, was the largest of them all  – even though it only operated for eight years. Archaeologists from Heritage Victoria have been working with representatives from the Wurundjeri Tribe Land and Compensation Cultural Heritage Council and local school groups to unearth ruins and artefacts that tell the story of the mill, and the people who lived there.  The rich and diverse history of life along the Plenty River is also demonstrated by the discovery of Aboriginal stone tools.

A Public Open Day is being held on site, on Saturday 23rd May, from 10am – 2pm. 

Where:  Plenty Gorge Park
    610 Bridge Inn Road, Mernda
    Vehicle access through the farm gate – follow the signs to the designated car park

When:   10am – 2pm
    Saturday 23 May 2015

 Cost:          Free

http://www.northern.starweekly.com.au/story/1836282/mernda-old-moses-thomas-mill-tells-its-tale/

Heritage Victoria archaeologist Jeremy Smith with an old bottle found at the mill site. Photo: Shawn Smits ©: Northern Star Weekly