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Picture relating to Kidston - titled 'State battery at the goldfields, Kidston, 1927'
Picture relating to Border Loop - titled 'Border Loop'
Picture relating to Kidston - titled 'Shamrock Hotel, Kidston, 1927'
Picture relating to Parkerville Mine - titled 'Parkerville Mine'
Picture relating to Parkerville Mine - titled 'Parkerville Mine'
Picture relating to Parkerville Mine - titled 'Parkerville Mine'

State battery at the goldfields, Kidston, 1927

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1927
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Kidston is located in the Etheridge district of North Queensland. At one stage Kidston was the biggest gold producer in Queensland. It still has an operational mine run by Kidston Gold Mines, with living quarters provided to workers by the mine.

Sometimes referred to as The Oaks Goldfield, Kidston had its own battery by the early 1920s. Built by the Queensland government, the fifteen head battery with a gas engine and two generators is still standing at the site of the current mining operation. It has been listed for preservation by the National Trust.