The cottages were built about 1905. They would have been built for senior staff of the mine. The ordinary workers lived in either tents or home made shacks of corrugated iron.
Residences of Premier Mine workers
Oak Ave Houses under construction on right of photo about 1905
Miner’s cottages about 1908
Miners cottages about 1950, note Jacaranda trees have just been planted
Miner’s cottages about 1980
Oak Ave. (miners cottages) today