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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