Black Powder Mill Open Day and Demonstration

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

Black powder mill

Location: Cnr Parklea Ave & Grassy Point Road, Cairnlea [Mel Ref 25 F6]

Cost: Free

Enquiry: Carol Maddern: SMS 0422 316 853 Email:

Region: Melbourne Date: October 22, 2016 Time: 10:30 am - 3:00 pm