Streets and stamper batteries: an 'industrial' landscape of gold mining townships in nineteenth-century Queensland

Mate, Geraldine (2014) Streets and stamper batteries: an 'industrial' landscape of gold mining townships in nineteenth-century Queensland. Australasian Historical Archaeology, 32 47-55.

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Author Mate, Geraldine
Title Streets and stamper batteries: an 'industrial' landscape of gold mining townships in nineteenth-century Queensland
Journal name Australasian Historical Archaeology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1322-9214
Publication date 2014
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 32
Start page 47
End page 55
Total pages 9
Place of publication North Parramatta, NSW Australia
Publisher Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Gold exploration and mining in late nineteenth-century Queensland led to the development of many small, ephemeral mining townships. These townships had distinctive social landscapes, informed by the cultural values of nineteenth-century regional communities with a recursive relationship between the social and industrial landscape (both physical and cultural). The townscape itself was an active component in the construction and perpetuation of social identity within the mining towns and constructions were further informed by the overpowering influence of the mining landscape. The mining town of Mount Shamrock is used as an example of the application of such a landscape perspective enabling a complex and fine-grained picture of the construction of social identity in the historical landscapes of mining towns to emerge.
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