An Outback Mining Town – A Photo Essay

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Ever wondered what it looks like out here in an outback mining town? It’s not all tumble weeds and rail tracks, or is it….?

It might be boiling hot on Christmas Day but it doesn’t stop the festivities!

‘Newey’ is the name of the new reservoir in the town. Literally because it is new…

Before it was full of water this was a deep early 20th century mine. Apparently a horse died every day in the old style mines.

The red dust is everywhere and gets in everything.

You get used to seeing roads disappear into the horizon.

Signs of the old days are everywhere in these towns.

Mining towns are very proud of their heritage and you can always see monuments to the towns history.

Mini golf can be found anywhere in the world apparently.

It might be dry but there is wildlife everywhere.

Two trains a day. They take incredible amounts of ore away from the town.

The road carries on underground another 1.5km

The landscape allows for some beautiful sunsets.

The old is replaced by the new and modern industry is everywhere


Do you have any interesting photos from these quirky small towns scattered all over Australia? If so share them in the comments section below!


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About Kev Shepherd

Hi, I'm Kev. I am currently in Australia working in a hotel in the outback! I have a degree in Sports ands Exercise Science which aids me in no way when faced with the challenges of exploring new cultures and places.

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