My own preference is for then and now of the West Mt Lyell open cut mine. I’ve been searching for old images online, starting with the work of a href=”http://www.sauer-thompson.com/junkforcode/archives/2012/05/researching-joh.html”>J.W. Beattie who was in the region in the 1890s.
I’m working in the Queenstown library. Once I have found a suitable old picture, John Halton, the local guide will have to pin point the location from which the photograph was taken and whether it still exists and is accessible.