Mining Legacies

The Mining Legacies Website and Project has been set up to tell the other side of the mining story. Our focus will not be on high wages, mining booms and takeovers, but on the people and places that bear the impact of mining. The idea is to capture the impact of mining with images, supplemented by text where available. We started with a number of mines in remote parts of the Northern Territory and Queensland – but have expanded the site to cover mine-sites from around Australia; most recently updated is photographs and information from a Mining Legacies Tour to Tasmania.

This website is a shared resource, if you have some images for information for any of the sites please contact us.

Go to the Mining Legacies website. 

Read an article about Mining Legacies in Australia, with reference to the MPI project published by the Global Mail in 2012: Too Many Cooks in the Mining Kitchen

Mount Lyell Blow Mine, Tasmania

Mount Lyell Blow Mine, Tasmania