Prospectors with a portable steam engine on the Stanthorpe tin field
Photographer: William Boag
Location: Stanthorpe, Queensland, Australia
Date: ca 1872
Description: This steam engine was made by Robey and Company of Lincoln, England. It was used to drive a water pump which drained the workings or helped with the task of sluicing. It was a small four-horse power model which was fired with wood and was protected from the weather by a makeshift shelter covered with a canvas tarpaulin.
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