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Picture relating to Stanthorpe - titled 'Women observing the operation of a tin sluice at a mine in Stanthorpe, 1915'
Picture relating to Darra - titled 'Quarry works on the Brisbane River at Darra, Brisbane, 1915'

Women observing the operation of a tin sluice at a mine in Stanthorpe, 1915

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1915
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Water is thrown up the sluice by a miner using a bailer fashioned from a kerosene tin. Another miner brings in the tin wash by wheelbarrow. (Description supplied with photograph)
Stanthorpe is the commercial centre of the Granite Belt in Queensland. The region is unique for its wide seasonal variations, occasionally snowing in winter. The name Stanthorpe comes from the Latin word 'stannum', meaning tin, and the English word 'thorp' meaning village. The town grew around a coaching station established in 1857 and boomed in 1872 when tin was discovered near Quart Pot Creek. Fruit growing and winemaking are the two main industries in Stanthorpe today. (Information taken from: UBD Queensland Country Link Street & Travel Directory - 15th ed.)

This picture is also part of the Bonzle Creeks (open in new window) photo collection.