Day: July 5, 2013

Asbestos country – industrial disaster

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beautiful / Blog 2013 / Geography / Pilbara / Wisdom too late

Wittenoom was once home to many….the following information is quoted from Wikipedia. “Wittenoom is a ghost town 1,106 kilometres (687┬ámi) north-north-east of Perth in the Hamersley Range in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. It is the site of Australia’s greatest industrial disaster.   The area around Wittenoom was mainly pastoral until the 1930s when mining began in the area. By 1939, major mining had begun in Yampire Gorge, which was subsequently closed in 1943 […]