Street in Mount Isa, ca. 1937

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Where: Queensland, Mount Isa, Australia

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Creator: APE-85 Mount Isa Photograph Album 1935-1937

Location: Mount Isa, Queensland.

Description: Upper verandah of the Argent Hotel in Mount Isa has shades pulled down. Long unidentified street with an unsealed road. Mount Isa is situated next to the Selwyn Ranges on the Leichhardt River. Mount Isa owes its prosperity to the huge Mount Isa Mine, the world's largest single producer of copper, silver, lead and zinc. In 1923 John Campbell Miles found a silver-lead ore outcrop and made a claim for two mining leases. Mount Isa Mines took over operations in 1924. This rich deposit is still producing high volumes of ore and is classed as one of the world's great mines.

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    • 01/Mar/2023 01:04:26

    West Street and Isa Streets intersection with Isa Street running across left to right. West street was also known as "The Esplanade". This is a cropped image by the photographer. The Comet Studios Postcard shows considerably more details. You will notice that the men are wearing white shirts. The vehicle which is cut off in this image is a hearse and this appears to the location of the "wake'. In the postcard version in the Mount Isa Mines Photographic Collection the details are more pronounced.