Above: Lt Col Sleep's Long and Efficient Service Medal, awarded 1881.

Officially opened in 1989, the Ballarat Ranger Military Museum is home to a unique collection of local military history. The museum houses a collection of militaria belonging to units which have served Ballarat and district dating back to 1858 when the Ballarat Volunteer Rifle Regiment was formed. Among the displays is the Long and Efficient Service Medal to a former Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Sleep that was awarded in 1881, uniforms of Ballarat's WW1 and WW2 soldiers and modern day memorabilia.

Donations of 8/7 RVR memorabilia and other military items are welcome.

 

Above: A World War One display case 

 Above: VC Corner showing replicas of the 10 Victoria Crosses awarded to men of 8/7 RVR's predecessor battalions.


The Ballarat Ranger Military Museum is listed on Victorin Collections

 

https://victoriancollections.net.au/organisations/ballarat-ranger-military-museum#collection-records