PIne Creek Railway Precinct

Main Terrace, PIne Creek, Katherine NT

About PIne Creek Railway Precinct

Explore the Pine Creek Railway Precinct. The initial terminus of an uncompleted 19th Century transcontinental railway system, the Railway’s contribution to the development of the mining boom in the late 19th Century was profound, enabling companies to transport machinery and equipment for greater ease.

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A few words from PIne Creek Railway Precinct

Explore the Pine Creek Railway Precinct. The initial terminus of an uncompleted 19th Century transcontinental railway system, the Railway's contribution to the development of the mining boom in the late 19th Century was profound, enabling companies to transport machinery and equipment with greater ease to the mine fields than had been possible previously. It was also a catalyst for the opening of new mines in the area. Its contribution to the development of Pine Creek and other towns along its route was also important.

Pine Creek maintained its importance after the railway was extended to Katherine and during World War II when it became one of the four dispersal bases on the North Australian Railway. On display is one of the original Beyer Peacock locomotives that used to work the line in its heyday. The Miners Park is important in that it provides a visible link between the railway and the mining industry that it contributed so much to. The precinct also provides a place where mining machinery and technology from mines no longer in existence can be maintained to assist in the interpretation of the area's mining history. The precinct has strong architectural and historical associations and remains a key feature in the township's heritage and streetscape.

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Main Terrace, PIne Creek, Katherine 0850 NT - See Map

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