Photographer's Note

This is an old disused gold mine in the tiny town of Peak Hill in Western New South Wales. The town of Peak Hill was established in 1889, coinciding with the discovery of gold. Gold was mined from 1889 until 1917. The mine came into use again from 1996 until 2002. Peak Hill, along with a huge part of the land in Central Western New South Wales was originally inhabited by the Wiradjuri People, one of the largest tribes in Australia. Many of this tribe were employed in this mine and paid very little. A terrible irony when one considers that their land - and the resources within it - were never ceded to the Whiteman.

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Additional Photos by Lisa DP (delpeoples) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5631 W: 351 N: 12427] (60240)
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