Blackball heritage

I spent an absorbing and adventurous couple of hours behind Blackball township this evening, poking around the old mining relics. There’s a great deal of history in this area, and Blackball in particular has a lot of tangible evidence of past industry and settlement. Most of these sites are seldom visited but rich in fascinating glimpses into a different, but also not so different, way of life. Having the CineStar to get an aerial perspective meant I could get a better view of it than most.

The bridge being reclaimed by the bush has long fascinated me and I was pretty excited to get up and photograph it. You only see a little part of it from the road, so seeing the whole thing, with both ends leading nowhere in particular anymore, is pretty neat. The other photos are from a site that has some tracks and signage, but is obviously not heavily visited. There used to be two chimneys but one recently fell down, which made me extra keen to get up there and photograph the remaining one.

Bridge to nowhere

Historic Blackball Coal Mine

Historic Blackball Coal Mine

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