Mine Compounds Cullinan




The compounds were built from 1903 to house the migrant workers. They were closed compounds and up to 15000 were housed here. They remained in operation until 1973 when a new hostel was built. They have largely gone into decay. These compounds have played a significant part of the mines history. It is imperative that these compounds be saved and for research to be carried out about the workers who lived and worked here.



The history of these workers is largely untapped and there is a massive story to be told. This is one area that must be listed and preserved.




Compound about 1905



Workers in compound about 1950



Compound in the foreground about 1960



Entrance to one of the compounds today



Thought to be the detention centre












Various views of the compounds today



Fountain built by Italian POWs near the compounds about 1942




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Sunday, 30 October 2016 Posted in Buildings and Places of Historical Significance

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