Historic Australia

Australia is changing fast, with many places unrecognisable as the small mining or coastal towns from which they started life.
As major roads and cities expand, smaller towns become more accessible to tourists, and more tourists means a growth in the attractions on offer. Australia has an abundance of historical towns to visit so why not brush up on your local knowledge and see what’s in your own back yard. Some of our favourites are:

Silverton, NSW – once a thriving mining town of about 3,000, it is now a virtual ghost town with only 50 inhabitants. Visitors can wander around this desert town, and enjoy a drink at the historic pub.
www.silverton.org.au
Cooper Pedy, SA – to combat rising summer temperatures of up to 600C, 80% of this town’s inhabitants live underground, making the town and it’s people a little eccentric.
www.opalcapitaloftheworld.com.au
Greenough, WA – boasting some of the best preserved 19th century buildings in Australia, this small town has plenty to keep you busy all day.
www.ntwa.com.au/places/midwestproperties/greenhamlet.shtml

For other historical places of interest, visit Australian Heritage.




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