A Daily Photo Blog about Life in Northern New South Wales, Australia.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Tin Town

Emmaville, an isolated village on the New England Tablelands, was founded on a tin mining boom in the 1870's so it is fitting that many buildings in the town are made from corrugated iron. This architectural style is unusual and admired for its uniqueness in Australia but I don't think many people would actually like to live in a corrugated iron house.



 
This is an old hall or church.  More corrugated iron houses when we visit another mining village called Tingha in a few days.

9 comments:

  1. That's interesting Mark - a town of tin - I can only think how hot those buildings would be in the middle of our hot scorching summer!

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  2. Great photos! I bet those places are steaming in the summer heat.

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  3. That's why it's called Tin Town!
    Very interesting :)

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  4. Nice black and white photos.

    Regards!

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  5. wonderful black and white images, the tin is so full of shadow and light!

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  6. I agree. I wouldn't like to live in one of those hoses, but they are so interesing from a photograpers or an architects point of wiew.

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  7. Not only hot or cold depending on season, but very noisy in rain! I like the look of the second building, with that fine brick chimney.

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