Harrietville Chinese Mining Village
Archaeological Excavation - Guided Tours and Talks

Guided Walking Tours

Guided walking tours will include visits to the archaeological dig site and the artefact processing areas, and conclude with entry to the Harrietville Museum. The tour will involve approximately 2.5 to 3km of walking. Appropriate footwear will be required. 

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the 3 weeks of the excavation.
Two tours a day: 10am-12 noon, or 2pm-4pm

• Tues 10, Thurs 12, Fri 13 October
Sat 14 October - FREE TOURS for LOCALS
• Tues 17, Thurs 19, Fri 20, Sat 21 October
• Tues 24, Thurs 26, Fri 27, Sat 28 October

Starting at Harrietville Hall (opposite General Store/bakery). 
Departing at 10am and 2pm. 
No bookings required.

Cost: $10 per person - Cash only
($5 for children and seniors, and Alpine Shire residents)
Proceeds to assist with future digs 

Evening Talks

At the Harrietville Hall (opposite General Store/Bakery). 
No bookings required.

Cost: $10 per person - Cash only
($5 for children and seniors, and Alpine Shire residents)
Proceeds to assist with future digs

Monday Evening Talks, 5.30pm-7pm

9 October, repeated on 16 & 23 October
Principles of Archaeology, by Gordon Grimwade
Mapping for Archaeology, by Melissa Dunk
Geology of the Ovens Valley, by Rob Duncan
Cataloguing, by Paul Macgregor

Tuesday Evening Talks, 5.30pm-7pm 

10 October, repeated on 17 & 24 October
Chinese Ceramics, by Paul Macgregor & Melissa Dunk
Chinese Coins, by Paul Macgregor
Bottles & Glassware, by Gordon Grimwade
Conservation, by Gordon Grimwade

Thursday Evening Talks, 5.30pm-7pm 

12 October, repeated on 19 & 26 October
Mining in the Ovens Valley & what can go wrong, by Andrew Swift & Diann Talbot
Chinese Mining History in Australia, by Paul Macgregor and Gordon Grimwade
Pioneers of the Ovens Valley, by Ian Stapleton & Diann Talbot 

Friday Evening Talks, 5.30pm-7pm

13 October, repeated on 20 & 27 October
Joss Houses, by Paul Macgregor
Pig-Roasting Ovens, by Gordon Grimwade
Historic Mine Sites of the Ovens, by Andrew Swift
• Presentation of Historic Sites, by Andrew Swift & Gordon Grimwade

Program subject to change

Download Tours and Talks brochure

For further information, ph (03) 5797 0155.