Looking south from the mine towards the suburb of Mineside, Mount Isa, 1929

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    • 28/Feb/2023 07:26:49

    Mineside looking South West. December 1929. Lower right corner is the temporary power house. An additional boiler and generator was installed with the construction starting late August 1929. The tool sharpening shop was completed on 30th December 1929. The housing was being constructed for MIM employees and the Dormitory and single men's quarters for MIM Employees as well.

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    • 16/Apr/2023 00:07:37

    Mount Isa is a small city located in northwest Queensland, Australia. Payable silver-lead ore was discovered in late 1923, which led to the formation of mining companies, with Mount Isa Mines becoming the sole company two years later. To support the company, the Queensland government surveyed a town site on the opposite bank of the Leichhardt River. However once the British company Russo-Asiatic acquired a controlling interest, Mount Isa Mines built its own town on a scale and form unprecedented in Australian mining. Isa Mines was a company town with its own stores, bank and recreational facilities. It was initially named Isa Mines to distinguish it from the incorporated town of Mount Isa, though over time the two settlements became known as Mineside and Townside. During the late 1940s and early 1950s with the price of lead at a record high, the Isa Mines settlement was extended with further housing and facilities. Source: researchonline.jcu.edu.au/39437/1/39437-kirkman-2011-thes...