August, 2011 – Graham Miln

Queenstown - A Tasmanian Mining Town

Nothing really prepared us for Queenstown. An hour earlier, we were walking along lush green tracks to waterfalls, then quite suddenly we crested a hill.

The view in front was powerful. The colour of the landscape had shifted from greens and browns to strong yellows. The hills had angles carved through from mining and the wind howled around the car.

Australia is a resource based economy. In Tasmania it is easy to see what this entails.

Road leading to Queenstown

Mining near Queenstown, Tasmania

Queenstown sitting in the valley