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Linda
Tasmania
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The Royal Hotel at Linda finally closed in the 1950s

Linda is the site of an old ghost town in the Linda Valley in the West Coast Range of Tasmania, Australia. It has also been known as Linda Valley.

North Mount Lyell

It was the town supporting the North Mount Lyell mine and related workings in the period 1899 - 1903.

When North Mount Lyell was taken over by Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Company in 1903, Linda was quickly reduced in significance. Eventually most residents moved to either Gormanston, or Queenstown the nearby Mount Lyell towns.

Facilities

Linda Post Office opened on 18 December 1899 and closed in 1966.

Linda railway station

Linda railway station was the terminus of the Linda aerial ropeway and the North Mount Lyell Railway when it was in operation.

Ore was taken from the mine to smelters at Crotty (now under the waters of Lake Burbury) then the refined metal taken to a port at Pillinger on the shores of Macquarie Harbour at Kelly Basin.

The remains of the town are now adjacent to the Lyell Highway east of Queenstown.

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