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In 1871 tin was found at Waratah and it became the richest tin mine in the world at that time. This triggered a boom time in Burnie. The minerals travelled by rail to Burnie Port then shipped to the smelters. It created wealth for the city and the impetus to build Burnie's fine Federation architecture (c.1890 - c. 1915).
A self guided walk interpreting many buildings around Burnie's city centre and close residential area was developed describing significant Federation buildings in domestic and civic architecture. For more information about the trail download the Federation Walk Brochure.(PDF, 5MB)
Discover federation buildings
Victory Parade Cattley Street
wonderful keyhole entry design
Call into the Burnie Council Offices at 80 Wilson Street to collect a copy.