About Us

The Australian Cornish Mining Sites: Burra and Moonta World heritage bid is a partnership between Regional Council of Goyder (lead agency), National Trust SA and Copper Coast Council on behalf of the Burra and Moonta communities. The three organisations established the Australian Cornish Mining Sites World Heritage Consortium in May 2023 which acts as a strategic decision-making body to achieve a World Heritage listing to celebrate Australia's Cornish Mining history and heritage.

Regional Council of Goyder

The Regional Council of Goyder is a progressive local government authority located in the Mid North region of South Australia and servicing a population of over 4,000 people over 6,719 square kilometres. The council area is reliant on agriculture as a mainstay of its economy, with manufacturing and tourism also becoming prominent. Goyder is named after former Surveyor General George Goyder who mapped Goyder's Line of rainfall in South Australia in 1865. This map is still of great relevance to local cereal cropping as the line dissects the council area. The council seat is at Burra. A branch office is at Eudunda.

Burra has been recognised as being a nationally significant heritage area as it is only one of two areas in Australia that reflect the successful transplantation of Cornish mining systems to Australia, and the development of mining settlements, that are an important expression of Australian identity and experience. The Regional Council of Goyder is site owner to many of the Cornish Mining Heritage Sites in Burra including the Burra Monster Mine.


1 Market Square Burra South Australia 5417

Open Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

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National Trust of South Australia

The National Trust of South Australia actively conserves, manages and promotes South Australia's indigenous, natural, built, historic heritage and culture, and does so as a community-based, not-for-profit, non-government organisation.

NTSA's core responsibility is the preservation, management, maintenance and promotion of historic sites, natural reserves, museums, folk history, collections, icons and heritage. Their aim is to raise awareness in the broader community and to encourage current and future generations to explore their past, immerse themselves in the present and imagine their future heritage.

The National Trust of SA is site owner of Cornish Mining Sites in both Burra and Moonta including the Moonta Mine.


North Adelaide Baptist Church & Precinct,
154 Tynte St, North Adelaide, South Australia

PO Box 290, North Adelaide, South Australia 5006

Open Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

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Copper Coast Council

The Copper Coast Council is a progressive Local Government Authority, committed to further developing the community's quality lifestyle and by making living easy.

Council to achieve the best outcome for its community through active facilitation of social, environmental, economic, cultural and governance initiatives in a high growth region.

The Council covers an area of some 773 square kilometres, (including a coastline of roughly 50 kilometres) servicing a population of approximately 15,000 people and over four hundred thousand visitors annually.

The 3 urban areas currently occupy approximately 19 sq. kms of the total Council area with rural farms constituting 97.5% of the district.


51 Taylor Street Kadina South Australia

PO Box 396 Kadina South Australia

Open Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

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Barry Gamble

Barry Gamble is a UK-based independent World Heritage consultant with over 20 years' experience as author, coordinator and advisor to a number of successful nominations to the World Heritage List. A geographer and geologist, and a specialist in mining heritage, he works either autonomously or as part of a multi-disciplinary, commonly cross-cultural, team. International clients include national and federal state governments which range from Europe (Poland, Germany, Romania, Denmark and the UK) to Japan, Mexico, South Africa, the US, Australia and island states in the Caribbean.

Barry Gamble

Most of Barry's working knowledge of World Heritage is derived from intensive practical experience since 1995; first in his role as co-owner of a UK-based international heritage consultancy, and, since 2000, as Barry Gamble Consultancy. His first involvement in a World Heritage application was in 2003-05, as Principal Author of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape (UK).

Barry is a member of ICOMOS (international council on monuments and sites), TICCIH (the international committee for the conservation of industrial heritage), and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA).