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Maranboy Mining Precinct

Alice Springs Darwin Katherine Ulu r u Kings Canyon

This 1913-14 precinct includes a sawmill, police station site, gaol cell and leading hand's house. It is testamentary to mining history in the NT.

The Maranboy Mining Precinct, established in 1913-14, is significant to the Territory as an example of European 20th century mining operations and settlement.

The precinct was active until the late 1950s and includes ore crushing batteries and stamps, tin processing plant, tin mines, police buildings, a hospital, cemetery, sawmill, houses and a range of mining machinery and equipment. Some elements of the batteries' operation, notably the use of steam-driven stamps and later the use of diesel engines, represents transitional phases of mining in the Territory.

Mining operations at the precinct introduced European commodities and jobs to a large number of Aboriginal people of different language groups and tribal affiliations. The migration and incorporation of the various tribal groups was instrumental for the establishment of the thriving Aboriginal community of Barunga.

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    Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance. Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf. Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision.

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