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Herberton Mining Museum History Association Proud To Support Our Museum

The Herberton Mining Museum History Association Inc. (HMMHA) was formed as an incorporated organisation in February 2020 to support the operations of the museum and collection management. The association operates from the Herberton Mining Museum as its home, but can have members that are directly associated with HMC and also outside members. Its finances are managed independently, through its executive committee, from the Tablelands Regional Council which is the formal owner of the Herberton Mining Museum. HMMHA operates under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tablelands Regional Council. The HMMHA are proud to have secured funding from the Mount Emerald Wind Farm   Community Benefit Fund for the creation of this website. We hope you find it an informative introduction to pique your interest in the museum, local walking tracks, our research activities and the history of Herberton.

Open 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Sunday except Good Friday Christmas Day and Boxing Day Re-opening 1st March 2024

Objects of the Association Support The Museum

The objects of the Association, as defined in its constitution, are to support the endeavours of the Herberton Mining Museum, including, but not limited to the below. Material that HMMHA collects is donated to the Museum Collections.

  1. Development, maintenance and improvement of displays.
  2. Assistance with publicity and marketing of the museum.
  3. Collection of artefacts, including maps, photos, mineral specimens and other mining paraphernalia.
  4. Research and document aspects of mining history in north Queensland with particular emphasis on the Herberton Mineral Field.
  5. Respond to inquiries from the public about mining and family histories.
  6. Collect and maintain an archive of relevant documents and other material that supports the endeavours of the museum.
  7. Support various special projects that the museum staff and volunteers may identify as worthwhile actions that are aligned with the museum mission.

Active volunteers at the Herberton Mining Museum are automatically entitled to apply for free membership of HMMHA. Other members of the public can apply for membership where an annual membership fee of $20 applies. Download application for membership here. Meetings are held quarterly in conjunction with the monthly volunteers meeting in that month.  The AGM is held in November each year.

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Our newsletter which highlights events and activities at the Herberton Mining Centre and the Herberton Mining Museum History Association is published quarterly. View our latest newsletter.

Sponsorship Acknowledgement

Significant financial donations to HMMHA are acknowledged on our honour board in the Herberton Mining Centre Visitor Information Centre.

Australian Government

Mount Emerald Wind Farm

Estate of Alan Gordon

Mine Technical Services (USA)

Estate of Dr. R.G. Warren

Howard Tew and Associates

Australasian Mining History Assn.

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