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Derby Tasmania: was once a thriving tin mining township, in its heyday having a population of 3 000, and home to the Briseis mine, the richest find in the area. The mines are now closed and Derby today is a quiet old town with a population of only 300. The Derby school and some of the old mine buildings have been transformed into a mine museum, which displays the fascinating history of tin mining in the South East. The complex also includes a shanty town with a blacksmiths shed, mine office, miner's cottage, general store and butchers shop.
I am going back to tassie again in April 2009. Doing the all over again.
When I was there in Derby I noticed that the power poles were all painted in different patterns. On way to St Helens go to St Columba Falls...Pyengana. Call in at Pub in the Paddock not far from on the way back from the falls. Try some of the cheese they have as samples.