The Australasian Mining History Association (AMHA) was formed in 1995 to promote interest in our mining past. The Association studies all aspects of the history of mining in Australasia (Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea).

 The objectives of the Association are:

  • promote and co-ordinate national activities and programmes related to mining history;
  • encourage the study, discussion, writing and publication of mining history;
  • encourage the identification and preservation of records, sites, relics and materials relevant to Australasian mining;
  • act as a focus for correspondence between those persons within Australasia and elsewhere interested in mining history; and
  • disseminate information of interest to members through a website, newsletter and/or journal.
  • See Website https://www.mininghistory.asn.au/

AMHA members come from many backgrounds, both professional and non-professional. Anyone with an interest in any aspect of mining history is welcome to join. Among our members are laypersons, historians, students, heritage and environmental consultants, engineers, geologists, metallurgists, archaeologists, tourism managers etc. Their fields of interest include mining technology, archaeology, heritage and  transport, as well as economic, environmental  and social aspects of mining.

AMHA holds an annual conference, usually in a current or past mining area, and publishes a scholarly journal and a quarterly newsletter. Members also communicate through the AMHA Facebook page and Instagram.

We invite you to join us in discovering our fascinating mining past and heritage!


29th Annual Conference-Broken

  • Broken Hill
  • 01-09-2025 8:30 – 07-09-2025 16:30

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