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RESEARCH NEWS: Cornish Mines in SA added to National Heritage List

Author:   Published: Saturday, May 20, 2017

Compiled by Richard Morrison and Bronwyn Woff

Cornish mining sites at Burra and Moonta have recently been added to the National Heritage List. These important historic copper mining sites, representing the start of Australia’s metal mining industry, were added on 9 May 2017. Expert Cornish labour familiar with the recovery of copper ore was imported in the mid-19th century to establish the industry. The mines represent the earliest examples of Cornish mining and domestic architecture in Australia.

For more information, please see the following links:

http://www.environment.gov.au/heritage/places/national/australian-cornish-mining-sites


http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/