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Dropping the "mucker". BHP Cannington.
Peabody shaft sink winder below uncommisioned BHP production winder during construction. BHP Cannington silver, lead, zinc mine, North-West Queensland.
Winding House.
Post Office & Police Station. Cue W.A.
Old timber ore-bin, Cue WA.
Rock formation. Mt Magnet region.
"Retired, Rusting and Resting". Old mine truck which has seen better days near Mt. Magnet W.A.
Hill 50 Shaft, Mt Magnet, WA.
Raising the ute.
"Willy Willys" North Eastern Goldfields.
Production Winder in the north eastern goldfields, Western Australia.
Old headframe & battery at Lawler. North Eastern goldfields W.A.
Bellevue headframe with vent fan in foreground.
Bellvue headframe. Nth Eastern Goldfields.
Toro 250 underground.
Western View of Perth city WA from the Swan river.
Part of Western Australian Benedictine mission at New Norcia, 130km NE of Perth. Built 1846. Well worth a visit.
Abandoned prospectors hut, Mt Magnet region WA.
Hill 50 shaft. Hill 50 Mining Co (formerly Western Mining Corporation). Note the original decommisioned winder shed at rear.
Original operators cabin. Hill 50 shaft (this is probably for sale at a bargain price).
Morning Star shaft and winder (decommisioned) Hill 50, Mt Magnet.
Morning Star winder with open cut at immediate rear.
Star open cut with Star winder in the background - Hill 50 Mt Magnet.
Star pit.
Rock formation near Hill 50 lease Mt Magnet.
One of the many mined out open cuts on Hill 50's lease near Mt Magnet.
Rock formation Hill 50 lease near Mt Magnet.
Headframe at the Golden Crown mine near Cue, WA.
Raising a bogger. Golden Crown W.A.
Looking west along the road to Big Bell mine from the township of Cue, WA.
This was once the local Masonic Lodge for the Cue region and was reputed to be the tallest corrugated iron building in the Southern Hemisphere. It dates from the early 1900's.
This was once the local Masonic Lodge for the Cue region and was reputed to be the tallest corrugated iron building in the Southern Hemisphere. It dates from the early 1900's.
Part of Cue township.
Cue railway station. Don't wait for a train here, the tracks were taken out decades ago but it shows how important the region once was to the gold mining industry and state economy.
Bells Emporium Cue which still operates as a general store in original condition. The Queen of the Murchison Hotel is on the right and is currently closed.
A view NW over Cue township just after Cyclone Vance, the most powerful storm ever to hit the Australian coast.
Old Hospital ruins, Cue.
Old Hospital ruins, Cue.
Old Hospital ruins, Cue.
Old Hospital ruins, Cue.
Club Hotel at Cue. Last one still going strong.
Millies Soak near Cue WA.
Hairult underground tourist mine. Kalgoorlie W.A.
This prospectors hut in the north eastern goldfields is still occupied by a "private owner".
Fuelling the R 1500 Elphinstone at dusk in the Kimberley region, WA, before night shift. BHP Cadjebut. (lead, zinc).
"Pub with no beer". Old Big Bell Hotel near the Big Bell mine WA. A hotel of the same design is still serving a cold beer at Como in Perth.
Austin Street, Cue. Also the main inland highway north. This would have to be one for the best examples of an early 20th century Western Australian gold mining town (649 km NE of Perth). Note the wide street for turning of horse drawn carriages.
Repairing the water line at Bellevue gold mine. North Eastern goldfields.
"Drago", Bellevue '93 WA.
Charging the backs, 13 South Bellevue.
"Rising" Bellevue '93.
"Dawn". End of night shift at Bellvue W.A.
There's actually a pub in those buildings somewhere. Taken near Lawlers gold mine, North Eastern goldfields, WA.
Blasting the pit at Cosmo Howley mine in the Northern Territory.
Cosmo Howley open pit operations Northern Territory.
"Never Never". Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory.
Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory.
Rehabilitated uranium pit at the old Rum Jungle mine, Northern Territory which is now safe to swim in and drink from. It is now part of the Litchfield National Park.
Cable Beach, Broome WA at sunset.
Darwin NT at sunset.
One of the many fishing and swimming spots near Walpole, South West W.A. which can be reached by walking track.
Sunset near Walpole S. West W.A.
Perth city WA after dark.


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