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Miners' Dugouts, Burra
Title : Miners' Dugouts, Burra Miners' Dugouts, Burra
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Creator : Hankel, Valmai, photographer
Date of creation : 1975
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 160 x 220 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Copper was discovered at Burra, in South Australia's mid-north, in 1845. The miners of Burra excavated homes in the banks of the Burra Creek. It is estimated that at one time 40 per cent of the population lived in these dwellings, known as 'dugouts'.

Coverage year : 1975
Place : Burra
Internet links :
ABC - George Negus Tonight See: GNT History: Transcripts and scroll to April 19 2004 - 'Dugouts'



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