Miners’ Tents, Sovereign Hill

Larger version Replica miners' tents on goldfields at the Sovereign Hill open air museum. See also Miner's Hut (wooden tent) & Tents, Chinese Camp Same tent as previous photo Same tent as previous photo, interior Soggy tents, due to rain Interior of a different tent

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Water Cart, Horse-drawn

This water cart has two points of interest on the back. On the left is an information panel and on the right is an opening that lets you look inside. The panel says: This water cart was used at the Tasmania Mine to spray the mine year to rest the dust. The driver could operate...

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Powder Magazine, Beechworth

Larger image "Built in 1860 to store the gunpowder used in goldmining, the powder magazine was designed to minimise the risk of exploding. Only copper fittings were used, an elaborate lightning rod was fitted and people entering had to wear special shoes. Should an explosion have occurred, the design of the build would direct the...

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Central Deborah Mine, Bendigo – underground

Central Deborah Gold Mine is a quartz-reef gold mine located on the Bendigo Flat near the Bendigo Creek. The mine operated from 1939 to 1954 and was the last commercial mine to operate in the wealthy Bendigo goldfields. During this time miners extracted almost one tonne of gold (929kg) from the ground, which would be...

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