Gormanston

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Gormanston, population 170. About one tenth what it was about a century ago when the town was home to employees of the Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Company, along with all the services a town needs: shops, hotels, local government, school, post office.

Gormanston
Cut from a photo from the State Library of Victoria. Their photo is larger, if you want to look at details.

Another early view of the town

Crossroads
Down hill, buildings
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Earlier view of this building
Sealed road
Down hill
Entrance
Court
Gate
View
Houses
Mountains
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Sign
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Just to finish off, a photo from the National Archives (but the link probably doesn’t work). The caption is “An old-time prospector at home, on the outskirts of Gormanston, near Queenstown, a copper-mining centre on the rugged west coast of Tasmania.” (Lovely forested hills there.)

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