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Miners Dugouts

In 1851, up to 2,000 miners and their families lived in these dugouts along the riverbed. Floods drove many people out into the homes built by the mining companies.

Wages were low, but some miners continued to live in poor conditions with the constant threat of floods and disease, rather than pay rent. By 1860, the dugouts were virtually deserted.

Entrance to the Miners




Creek Bed Adjacent to Blyth Street, Burra, SA, AU




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