"PEACOCK'S CHIMNEY" Burra Things to Do Tip by balhannah
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Back in the Car, we come across a tall chimney standing at the entrance to the Burra Mine Site.
It's a reconstruction of the original chimney from Peacock's winding enginehouse built in 1857.
In 1971, the engine house was removed, the flue dismantled and rebuilt on this site.
See the dancing man on top of the Chimney......
He is Johnny Green, the mascot for the Burra Miners..
When fire swept through Morphett's engine house shaft in 1925, "Johnny" was found amongst the ashes and placed on a pole at the Mine entrance. This one was damaged by vandals, so another Johnny Green was made and placed on the Chimney in 1972.
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