They said the dam would never fail – but it did!
Be awed by the might and tragedy of the 1929 destruction of the Briseis Mine, in a fury of flooding so huge it caused the river to reverse it’s flow for five miles upstream (!!) and wreaked devastation upon the town and it’s people.
One cannot help but be moved by the collections of small everyday items and personal treasures, swept aside by flood waters to now stand as quiet but stark reminders of the terrible losses of those hard working men and their families.
Learn how tin opened the world to exploration and discovery, and it’s effect on some of history’s greatest battles.
All this at the Tin Dragon Interpretation Centre, located within The Corner Store @ The Tin Centre – where you can also get great coffee, home baked treats, and freshly cooked meals. Don’t miss it!
While elsewhere in Tasmania people are tucking up by the fire and going into winter hibernation, North East Tasmania comes alive to celebrate and showcase local arts and crafts annually on the June long weekend.Discover more… + MAP