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See how gunpowder was made!

All are welcome to come along to the Open Day of the heritage-listed restored 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 Friends of the Black Powder Mill.

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.

Date: Saturday 22 October 2016
Time: 10.30am - 3.00pm with talks at 11.30am and 1.30pm
Cost: This is a no charge event
Venue: Cnr Parklea Ave & Grassy Point Rd, Cairnlea [MEL Ref 25 F6]

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