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.
two pictures show the historic venue. one mining area, when abandoned, run full with water and became an artificial lake (not for bathing though).
several pretentious buildings have survived, like the post office or the largest hotel.
parts of the railway tracks from mining are nowadays used for trips offered to tourists.
finally, a very impressive memorial presents main features of living in a mining town.