Waratah TAS 7321

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The Postcode for Waratah TAS is 7321

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Latitude:-41.444448 Longitude:145.531689


Waratah sits on the edge of the Tarkine Reserve in north-west Tasmania 40 minutes' drive south of Burnie and 50 minutes from Burnie/Wynyard Airport.
The town with its magnificent waterfall - in the main street - was once the richest tin mine in the world. Today, Waratah offers visitors a rare insight into an original mining town. The town remained isolated from the rest of Tasmania until 1963 when a connecting road was finally completed.
On December 4, 1871, a prospector, James Philosopher Smith, discovered tin at Mount Bischoff. His discovery triggered a mining boom and the birth of Tasmanian mining.
When the mine closed in 1935 it had produced 81,000 tonnes of tin and provided a dividend equal to 200 for every 1 initially invested. At its peak the town, which now has only a few hundred residents, had a population in excess of 5,000.
While you can no longer visit the Mount Bischoff mine you can visit the Kenworthy Stamper Mill a working historical… Read More


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