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A couple days around Clare Valley

Today we had a great day exploring the copper mining town of Burra which dates back to 1845. After purchasing a Heritage Pass we were given a key to 11 heritage sites in the town to visit at our leisure. Our first stop was the Morphett's Enginehouse of the Burra Mining Company which was used to pump water out of the mine.
We also visited the Redruth Gaol (1856) home for 30 prisoners, male and female.This was where the film Breaker Morant was made.
Miners Dugouts, where miners made their own housing by digging into the cliffs of the river banks. Obviously the Cornish miners were very short!
Yesterday after travelling up from the Spencer's Gulf area we visited a few wineries in Clare, tasting some very good wines. The area was very lush and green and many of the homes which are made out of the local rock are stunning. It was well worth the visit.

St Aloysius church at Sevenhill Winery. The winery has been owned and operated by the Jesuits since 1851.
Selection of wines at Sevenhill Winery. This winery also had an underground cellar to visit.

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