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History of city Katoomba, New South Wales in photos

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Geography: Katoomba is the chief town of the City of Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Australia and the administrative headquarters of Blue Mountains City Council. Katoomba is situated on the Great Western Highway 110 km (68 mi) west of Sydney and 39 km (24 mi) south-east of Lithgow. Katoomba railway station is on the Main Western line. (Wiki)

Date of foundation: 1879

History: Coal and shale mining was also carried out in the Jamison Valley for many years, but when the seams were completely exhausted by the early 20th century, Katoomba was an established resort town. By the 1960s, Katoomba had somewhat declined, and several of its guest houses were converted for other purposes including convalescent hospitals. Some even succumbed to arson. Housing was inexpensive, allowing many young families to establish themselves, many of whom still live there. In the 1980s, the guest houses and hotels again became fashionable and many were restored to their former glory.

Population: 8 016

Katoomba. Blue Mountains, street and railway
Blue Mountains, street and railway, between 1900 and 1927
Dalington House at Katoomba Street
Dalington House at Katoomba Street, between 1900 and 1927
Katoomba. Duke and Duchess of York
Duke and Duchess of York at the Carrington Hotel, 1927
Katoomba Street
Katoomba Street, between 1900 and 1927
Katoomba Street
Katoomba Street, between 1900 and 1927
Katoomba Street from Railway
Katoomba Street from Railway, between 1900 and 1927
Katoomba. Leura Kiosk
Leura Kiosk, between 1900 and 1927
Katoomba. Mount St Mary's Ladies College
Mount St Mary's Ladies College, between 1900 and 1927
Katoomba. Panorama of the town
Panorama of the town, between 1900 and 1927
Katoomba. Panorama of the town and railway
Panorama of the town and railway, circa 1950
Katoomba. Platform of Railway Station
Platform of Railway Station, 1930
Katoomba. Public Baths
Public Baths, between 1900 and 1927
Katoomba. Railway Station, 1900
Railway Station, 1900
Katoomba. Railway Station
Railway Station and view construction Carrington Hotel, 1881
Katoomba. Railway Station
Railway Station and Carrington Hotel, 1885
Katoomba. School of Arts
School of Arts, between 1900 and 1927

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