|The Miner's Cottage|
|CHARTERS TOWERS Queensland Australia|
- The old Miner's Cottage building in Charters Towers, is a typical example of a late 1800's workers cottage. These timber framed "inside/outside" homes were a common sight in the early days of this historic gold "boom town". In fact many hundreds of these dwellings were constructed in the town between 1880 and 1920. The Miner's Cottage displays the characteristic architecture of that period and when the gold production slowed in the first part of the twentieth century, many of these quaint little houses were dismantled and transported to other parts of the region. Quite a few ended up in Townsville to the east, some went west to the inland towns of Pentland, Hughenden, Richmond and beyond.
If you miss a tour of this place you really haven't seen Charters Towers......................