Site Details
Government Battery and Cyanide Works, Arltunga
The Government Battery and Cyanide Works Precinct has heritage significance as the finest example in the Northern Territory of one of the earliest and most remote mining settlements in Central Australia. The buildings in this area are of a construction and style that sets them apart from the more modest and basic structures found in other parts of the Arltunga Historical Reserve. Their original sound construction is the reason for their quite sound condition today. The stone is held in place by a lime-based (cement type) mortar whereas in the majority of miner's dwellings only mud or no mortar at all was used. The men employed at the battery lived more comfortably than the miners. They received good wages and ration allowances plus travelling expenses to and from Adelaide and obviously were much better housed.
s24 notification process instigated
Central Desert Shire
Part of portion 1329, designated portion 4742(A). Building was established in 1898. NT Portion 4742(A), about 110 km east of Alice Springs.
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Viewweb photo.JPGGovernment Battery and Cyanide Works, Arltunga19/SEP/07
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ViewInstrument.pdf - 06/FEB/09
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Approximate Location
LAIS KeyStreet NumberStreet NameSuburbLocation CodeLot NumberLTO PlanPartTenure
000 06620 0 HART0006620 - Freehold
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Status Explanations

Nomination Period - a nomination has been accepted by Heritage Branch, but has not yet been accepted by the Heritage Council; OR a nomination has been accepted by the Heritage Council but the place/object has not yet been subject to a heritage assessment.

Assessment Period - a nomination has been accepted by the Heritage Council and the place/object is in the process of being assessed.

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