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20-October-2016
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The plaque commemorates the centenary of Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Company Ltd. in 1993. 

Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Company was a Tasmanian mining company formed on 29 March 1893, most commonly referred to as Mount Lyell. Mount Lyell was the dominant copper mining company of the West Coast from 1893 to 1994, and was based in Queenstown, Tasmania. 

Following consolidation of leases and company assets at the beginning of the twentieth century, Mount Lyell was the major company for the communities of Queenstown, Strahan and Gormanston. It remained dominant until its closure in 1994.

Location

Address:Driffield Street, Railway Car Park, Queenstown, 7467
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.078578
Long: 145.555551
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event Start Date:29-March-1893
Actual Event End Date:29-March-1993

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 29th March, 1993
Front Inscription

This Plaque Was Unveiled By
       His Excellency
GENERAL SIR PHILLIP BENNETT 
 A.C., K.B.E., D.S.O.
Governor Of Tasmania

To Commemorate The Centenary Of
THE MOUNT LYELL MINING
& RAILWAY COMPANY LTD.
29th March, 1993.

This Plaque Is Made From Bronze Metal, An Alloy Of Copper And Tin.

Source: MA
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