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An appropriate "Big Thing" for the area

The Big Miner is an apt tribute to the Cornish miners who helped to make South Australia solvent... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Ol Big Map the Miner is worth stopping and having a look in the attractive and pleasant native... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
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Gawler Road, Kapunda, South Australia 5373, Australia
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

took my kids and wnt for a walk to explore and this lace i absolutly beautiful and devine. would recomend to anyone sight seeing.

Thank 1991johanson
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Certainly sets the tone for the journey around the town to see so much preservation from the olden days.

Thank Bullis H
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

The Big Miner is an apt tribute to the Cornish miners who helped to make South Australia solvent during a difficult period in history. It is an impressive monument on the outskirts of town. We were a little disappointed that the miner was still wearing...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Ol Big Map the Miner is worth stopping and having a look in the attractive and pleasant native garden surrounds right on the highway just before you reach the town (coming from North). Examples of the copper ore mined are displayed. There is also some...More

1  Thank lindatAdel
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Located on the southern entrance to Kapunda, Map the Miner is a monument to the contributions of the Cornish miners in the Kapunda, and in other mines in South Australia. The impressive tall statue is named Map Kernow, being the Cornish dialect for 'Son of...More

1  Thank internetken
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This is a statue dedicated to the Cornish miner and again adds to the history of the area which is rich in mining. It is easily accessible as it is at one end of the town and they have a platform to take a photo...More

Thank Judi R
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Can't really miss the statue as you are heading into or out of Kapunda. It's right next to the road with a parking area to safely park off the road. Cross the road and step up onto the hill (where the camera sign is) and...More

Thank malleegirl
Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you are interested in History stop at Map the Miner for some good stories of the mining in the Kapunda area.

Thank Bev S
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The Kapunda copper mine was established in 1842 when copper was discovered. At the time of discovery the copper was the richest in the world. The local Museum has a separate building called 'Bagots Fortune' which illustrates many aspects of the mines activities - Captain...More

Thank Rochdale42
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Very well laid out This appears to be a work in Progress. Park the car and stretch legs after driving, and think of the history of mining

Thank Macrae74
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