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Dolomite and limestone
Title : Dolomite and limestone Dolomite and limestone
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Source : Dolomite and limestone : built heritage of Mount Gambier
Place Of Creation : Mount Gambier, S.Aust.
Publisher : SES 8
Date of creation : 1998
Additional Creator : Thomson, Stan
Format : Videorecording
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Copyright :

This footage is reproduced courtesy of the Mount Gambier Heritage and History Society Inc.

Use for any purpose requires written permission from the Mount Gambier Heritage and History Society Inc.and the State Library of South Australia.

Description :

"Mount Gambier's buildings were seen as distinctive, due to the use of locally quarried dolomite and limestone, and this became an important element of the character of the town. The wealth of Mount Gambier during the 1880s and 1890s was reflected in the quality of the architecture of banks, hotels and civic buildings, and in residential development." - from videocassette cover

The town of Mount Gambier in South Australia's South East was settled in the 1840s. The raw materials available to the pioneers of the district resulted in a distinctive built heritage. Early commercial, civic and residential buildings were constructed of locally quarried dolomite and limestone and are now an important part of the region's character.

The Mount Gambier Heritage Society in conjunction with the City of Mount Gambier, SES Channel 8 and Stan Thompson 5MG ABC produced this video in 1998.

Place : Mount Gambier
Region : South East
Further reading :

Heritage survey of the city of Mount Gambier... Adelaide : Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources, 1994.

O'Connor, Pam and Mayell, Jan. A most suitable place, Mount Gambier : from crater and cave, Mount Gambier, S.A. : P.A. O'Connor and J.L. Mayell, 1997.

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