Built in 1942, the Black Powder Mill is a purpose built structure for the manufacture of black powder (gunpowder), the only surviving building of the former Albion Explosives Factory and a symbol of the munitions industry in Melbourne’s west. It is a reminder of the thousands of workers employed in the munitions industry, especially in wartime and in the post-war migrant years.
Come along to the Open Day of the Black Powder Mill. Learn about its history and that of the Factory, see the Mill in operation and take a tour of the site. Enjoy light refreshments with The Friends of the Black Powder Mill.
Talks and demonstrations will be held at 11.30am and 1.30pm
Location: Cnr Parklea Ave & Grassy Point Road, Cairnlea [Mel Ref 25 F6]
Enquiry: Carol Maddern: SMS 0422 316 853 Email: email@example.com