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The Miners Pathway - Mt Magnet

Story: The Miners Pathway - Mt Magnet
Episode: 1
Presenter: Carmen Braidwood
Air Date: 15th November 2020

Carmen begins her journey across the state’s golden outback, starting at the town of Mt Magnet.

  • Mt Magnet was named in 1854 after the magnetic ironstone that affected surveyor’s compasses.
  • The rocks in the area are thought to be some of the oldest in the world.
  • The Mining and Pastoral Museum has some great exhibits showcasing Mt Magnet’s rich history.
  • There’s an incredible array of spectacular natural attractions around Mt Magnet like the Amphitheatre, which was once an ancient waterfall.
  • The Granites is a 10-minute drive out of town. You’ll find many caves and rocky outcrops that are worth taking the time to explore.
  • The Aboriginal rock art you’ll see at the Granites dates back 9,000 years.

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