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Clunes School of Mines


The Clunes School of Mines sits on Crown Land which remains unceded by its traditional owners the Dja Dja Wurrung. It is Working Heritage’s intent to confront the colonial history of the sites under our management and make genuine steps towards reconciliation.

The Property

The Clunes School of Mines first opened its doors in 1892 and functioned as a school for educating miners for only a short period, closing in 1893. In the following 118 years the building has been used as a meeting place for the County Women's Association and the Australian Natives Association; a mattress factory; and, an infant welfare centre.

Working Heritage was appointed to manage the Clunes School of Mines in June 2011 and has since undertaken multiple conservation projects at the site, including the conservation and interpretation of the building’s original wallpaper, and the construction of modern amenities at the rear of the site.

Current Use

The Clunes Angling Club is currently based at the property.

Visiting the Property

The interior of the building is generally closed; however, the space is available for hire on request.