Early tin mines were often very rudimentary affairs, as this rare image of “Three young women and a girl at the Fair Play Tin Mine, Koorboora, c.1907” shows. About 40km south west of Dimbulah, Koorboora was slowly deserted as the tin ran out, and today there is little physical evidence of the township. Jack & Newell opened a store in Koorboora between 1902 and 1905.

Source:Courtesy of John Oxley Library. State Library of Queensland
Image #:19702