"AFTER THEY LEFT - An ongoing documentation of mining in Australia " | Head On Photo Festival

"AFTER THEY LEFT - An ongoing documentation of mining in Australia "

Photographer's Name: 
Jonathan May

The Tasmanian town of Queenstown has a long history tied to the mining industry since gold was first discovered there in 1862 and in its heyday, the population peaked at 10,500. In 1912 disaster struck the Mount Lyell mine in the shape of a raging fire at 700ft below the surface. Of the 173 men who went underground, only 42 were ever seen alive again.

Festival Year: 
2018