NATIONAL HERITAGE LISTING

NATIONAL HERITAGE LISTING

Inscribed on the National Heritage List 9 May 2017

Operating from 1845 to 1877, Burra’s Monster Mine grew by 1850 to be Australia’s largest metal producing mine. 
Up until 1860 it produced five percent of the world’s copper and at its peak production in 1859 employed more than 1200 workers.

Burra's features from its prosperous mining days include an outstanding collection of 19th century civic, residential, church and Cornish mining structures, all located around the mine in the former village areas of Kooringa, Redruth, Aberdeen, New Aberdeen, Llwchwr and Hampton.

The National Heritage List recognises and protects our most valued natural, indigenous and historic heritage sties. The List reflects the story of our development, from original inhabitants to the present day, Australia's spirit and ingenuity, and our unique, living landscape.

Each place in the List is assessed by the Australian Heritage Council having national heritage values that can be protected thus sustaining our heritage for future generations.

For further information visit www.environment.gov.au/heritage.