Mount Shamrock: a symbiosis of mine and settlement

Mate, Geraldine (2013) Mount Shamrock: a symbiosis of mine and settlement. International Journal of Historical Archaeology, 17 (3). pp. 465-486.

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Abstract

Mount Shamrock township was one of the earliest gold mining towns in the Upper Burnett district of Queensland, Australia. A study of the township and associated industrial area demonstrates the integration of town and mine in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This paper examines the relative permanence of the mining settlement and reveals a multifaceted landscape influenced not only by miners but by the women, children and other non-mining residents operating within distinct social and administrative frameworks.

Item ID: 28509
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1573-7748
Keywords: archaeology, historical archaeology, gold mining, landscape, social identity
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2013 00:03
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210108 Historical Archaeology (incl Industrial Archaeology) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 100%
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