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Burra Miner’s Dugouts – National Trust Property

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About this site: Around 600 dugouts were excavated in the banks of the Burra Creek between 1846 and 1851, to provide accommodation for an estimated population of 1800. This was over 40% of the population of what was then the seventh largest settlement in Australia. The dugouts are recognised as significant by the National Trust of South Australia.

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