Source: The Burra Broadcaster
'Residents of Burra and the Copper Triangle are being invited to attend an update on the progress of an application for National Heritage Listing for South Australia’s Cornish mining areas.
Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources Senior Heritage Officer Hamish Angas said the sessions would include a summary of supporting research done by Australian National University researcher Dr Ash Lenton.
“Burra and Moonta represent the most complete and most historically-significant Cornish mining landscapes in South Australia,” Mr Angas said.
“Ultimately, the aim is to achieve a UNESCO World Heritage Site listing, which would see the two South Australian sites become part of a transnational listing of Cornish mining heritage that takes in the UK, Australia, Spain, Mexico and South Africa.”
The significance of the Burra and Moonta mines is already recognised at the state level, with both named as State Heritage Areas. Copper was mined at Burra’s Monster Mine from 1845 to 1877, and at Moonta from 1861 to the early 1920s, with both regions drawing many miners from Cornwall.
The updates are being presented at Burra and Kadina by the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre at the University of South Australia and the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.
Burra Town Hall: 5.30pm, Monday 22 September.
Kadina Town Hall: 5.30pm, 23 September.
For more information, please visit www.hawkecentre.unisa.edu.au
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