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History of city Mount Isa, Queensland in photos

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Geography: Mount Isa - is a city in the Gulf Country region of Queensland, Australia. It came into existence because of the vast mineral deposits found in the area. Mount Isa Mines (MIM) is one of the most productive single mines in world history, based on combined production of lead, silver, copper and zinc.

Mount Isa is the administrative, commercial and industrial centre for the state's vast north-western region. Although situated in an arid area, the artificial Lake Moondarra 19 kilometres (12 mi) north of the city on the Leichhardt River provides both drinking water and an area for watersports, birdwatching and recreation. (Wiki)

Date of foundation: 1923

History:

Population: 21 821

Sights:

Mount Isa. Assaying, crushing and haulage sections at mines, circa 1930's
Assaying, crushing and haulage sections at mines, circa 1930's
Mount Isa. Bush Hospital, 1954
Bush Hospital, 1954
Mount Isa. City in the 1950s
City in the 1950s before the Grace Street Bridge was built
Mount Isa. Coles Stores on West Street in the 1960s
Coles Stores on West Street in the 1960s
Mount Isa. Early mining cottages in the 1930s
Early mining cottages in the 1930s
Mount Isa. Early open cut mine, May, 1902
Early open cut mine at Mount Isa, May, 1902
Mount Isa. Hospital in the 1950s
Hospital in the 1950s
Mount Isa. In the schoolyard of State School, 1929
In the schoolyard of State School, 1929
Mount Isa. Isa Street before the bridge was built
Isa Street before the bridge was built
Mount Isa. Meeting of miners, circa 1935
Meeting of miners outside the Star Picture Theatre, circa 1935
Mount Isa. Panorama of the mine and town, circa 1960s
Panorama of the mine and town, circa 1960s
Mount Isa. Police Station, circa 1950s
Police Station, circa 1950s
Mount Isa. Post Office, circa 1930
Post Office, circa 1930
Mount Isa. Railway Station in the 1960s
Railway Station in the 1960s
Mount Isa. The rodeo grounds in 1959
The rodeo grounds in 1959
Mount Isa. The smelter and equipment at Mount Isa Mines, 1923
The smelter and equipment at Mount Isa Mines, 1923

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