AUSTRALIA - MOUNT ISA

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Mount Isa, deep in the north-west of the Queensland Outback, is a city built by mining and community. Here’s a few reasons why you should visit. North West, Paris Skyline, Road Trip, Australia, Community, Deep, City, Building, Travel

There’s a lot to like about Mount Isa | OverSixty

Mount Isa, deep in the north-west of the Queensland Outback, is a city built by mining and community. Here’s a few reasons why you should visit.

It was so hot the bitumen melted on the road. Burnt and hurt like bilio! It Hurts, Australia, Hot

It was so hot the bitumen melted on the road. Burnt and hurt like bilio!!

Mount Isa, today very much a ghost town rather than Australia's largest copper producer and major source of lead and zinc. The industrial dispute stretching . Wwii, New Zealand, Australia, Country, World War Ii, Rural Area, Country Music

The Tragedy Of Mount Isa - 1965

Mount Isa, today very much a ghost town rather than Australia's largest copper producer and major source of lead and zinc. The industrial dispute stretching ...

ALMOST BLUE: The open cut mine at the abandoned Mary Kathleen site. Mary K, Raising Capital, Swimming Holes, Architect Design, Ghost Towns, Abandoned, Rio, City Photo

Blue wonder of Mary K

Now derelict, Mary Kathleen was once one of Australia's largest uranium mines and a mine that had two lives before closing in the 1980s

The fun days of early Lake Moondarra Us Beaches, Picnic Area, Speed Boats, Water Crafts, North West, Good Day, The Locals, Skiing, Australia

The fun days of early Lake Moondarra

Mount Isa's Lake Moondarra has a fascinating history.

ISA ST BRIDGE: Rubble was bulldozed away from the Leichhardt riverbed after the Isa St bridge was demolished last week. Mr Beard, Peter Beard, Five Hundred, City Council, Man Swimming, Over The Years, Bridge, Old Things, Australia

Peter Beard shares his memories of the old Isa St Bridge

Depending on what era you were born into is how you would refer to the Isa St bridge nickname.

Barkly Hotel under construction circa 1965 Sunday Sessions, Local Bands, Function Room, Copper Art, Free Entry, Pop Singers, Under Construction, Newcastle

A true Mount Isa icon

Such was their belief in the continuing growth of Mount Isa, brothers Les (LC) and Bert (BJ) Thiess took a gamble away from mining construction to build an ultra-modern hospitality complex

ALMOST BLUE: The open cut mine at the abandoned Mary Kathleen site. Mary K, Raising Capital, Swimming Holes, Architect Design, Ghost Towns, Abandoned, Rio, City Photo

Blue wonder of Mary K

Now derelict, Mary Kathleen was once one of Australia's largest uranium mines and a mine that had two lives before closing in the 1980s

The ladies social club’s beginnings Social Club, Australia, Lady

The ladies social club’s beginnings

The Kruttschnitt's impact on Mount Isa.

The John Campbell Miles clock in Mount Isa in John Campbell, San Francisco Ferry, Big Ben, Clock, Australia, History, City, Building, Travel

John Campbell Miles clock history remembered

Mount Isa reaches senior city status

All dressed up: Bill and Sandra at a Saturday night social in fashion styles Saturday Night, Fashion Styles, 1970s, Dress Up, Australia, Costume, Style Fashion

Swinging seventies

If the sixties was the decade of musical transformation, then the seventies heralded the pub and club disco era.

By gone era 'Menu' of the Barkly Hotel Restaurant, Mount Isa. Oysters, Entrees, Menu, Australia, It Is Finished, Restaurant, Menu Board Design, Lobbies, Diner Restaurant

By gone era 'Menu' of the Barkly Hotel Restaurant, Mount Isa.

Burial records at the Mount Isa Sunset Lawn Cemetery - Queensland, Australia Cemetery Records, Queensland Australia, Lawn, Sunset, Sunsets, The Sunset, Grass

Mount Isa Sunset Lawn Cemetery - Queensland, Australia

Cemetery records of Mount Isa Sunset Lawn Cemetery, in Mount Isa City, Queensland, Australia