From Katoomba to Ballarat to France and West Africa

A new post about Louis William Gordon Buchner-Malcolm has been published on the Gold Museum ‘Memories of War’ blog.

Written by Professor Ian Clark, Professor of Tourism at Federation University Australia, the post explores the life of Ballarat School of Mines graduate Buchner.

To read the post visit

Portrait of Louis William Gordon Büchner-Malcolm (Wellcome Library)

Portrait of Louis William Gordon Büchner-Malcolm (Wellcome Library)

About the Memories of War Project

The Memories of War project commemorates the centenary of WW1 in Ballarat and connects young people today to events that took place a hundred years ago. Students from Federation University Australia discovered and told stories of Ballarat people affected by the Great War. Members of the Ballarat community shared and continue to share their stories on the Ballarat Gold Museum Memories of War Blog.

A documentary film ‘The Last Goodbye’ based on the research findings was produced by Wind & Sky Productions in 2015.

The Memories of War Film and Research Project was a collaboration between the Ballarat RSL, Federation University Australia, the Ballarat Gold Museum, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka and Wind & Sky Productions. It was funded by the Australian Government Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program and the Victorian Government Anzac Centenary Major Grants Program.


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