Search for Kapunda Mine Site documents

STONE STAIRS: Tristan Kerr of Kerrstructions and the new stairs into the mine open cut.
STONE STAIRS: Tristan Kerr of Kerrstructions and the new stairs into the mine open cut.

Recent developments at the historic Kapunda Mine Site have uncovered many new features, predominantly around the Buhl Winding House area.

The dedicated mine site team are working hard to reconstruct some stonework and clear rubble, have unearthed the boiler area, part of a lower floor and constantly finding artefacts and features from over 150 years ago.

Kapunda builder, Tristan Kerr has built  stone steps and other improvements around the mine site and an archaeologist is looking after the site and supervising the removal of a large amount of overburden with the expectation of discovering the remains of other old buildings.

A new website has been developed for the Kapunda Mine Site: kapunda-mine.com by Brenton Wight (member of the Kapunda Business Alliance and Kapunda Mine Site committee).

Brenton said, "The aim is to bring all available information to the world as this is a vitally important historical site, not just for Kapunda but for Australia. This mine is the first metal mine in Australia and the first Cornish Engine for Australia.

"We are seeking the help of Herald readers who may have old or current photographs, maps, articles, stories, history of the mine itself or miners.

"We can scan documents  and return to owners and if there are copyright requirements, please let us know," Brenton said. 

Email Brenton sales@leanmachine.com.au or call Brenton 8566 2875 or mobile 0408 816 416.

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