AUSTRALIA

melbourne
- introduction
- role & relevance
- history
- grand churches
- st kilda
- ship enterprize
- melbourne tram system
- puffing billy
- general cemetary
- - intro
- - stroll 1
- - stroll 2
- grand organ

bendigo

echuca

ararat

grampians

otways

swan hill

sale

sydney

tasmania
- intro
- ships and boat tours
- history
- landscapes
- port arthur
- hobart
- launceston
- queenstown
- bridges

 
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Launceton cartoon

queenstown

since 1862, queenstown, in west-tasmania, was a mining town, for copper and even for gold. at that time it became a large and wealthy place; today it is just a little village.

Queenstown main street

two pictures show the historic venue. one mining area, when abandoned, run full with water and became an artificial lake (not for bathing though).

Old mining view

Old mining view

Lake in former mining area

several pretentious buildings have survived, like the post office or the largest hotel.

Old post office Queenstown hotel

parts of the railway tracks from mining are nowadays used for trips offered to tourists.

Queenstown train

finally, a very impressive memorial presents main features of living in a mining town.

Memorial Memorial

Small inbetween picture