Out where the dead towns lie

Wegner, Jan (2010) Out where the dead towns lie. Queensland Historical Atlas, Memory. - .

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Abstract

The mining industry in 19th-early 20th Century Queensland boosted population inland and created infrastructure such as towns, roads and railways. These mining fields declined following the First World War, creating many abandoned towns. This article describes what might be left on these towns and uses the lead-copper mining town of Mungana, near Chillagoe, as a case study.

Item ID: 19210
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Keywords: gold fields, gold mining, mining, mining towns, towns
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ISSN: 1838-708X
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2011 00:02
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 100%
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