Burke Street Wharf

Mining in Thames officially started in 1867 and to cope with the amount of ships coming in, the town had to build four wharves in total. Shortland Wharf is still in use today. Burke Street Wharf is all that remains of the others. It was built in 1927 but fell into disuse when the loans used to finance the project could not be repaid. Today, all that remains are the posts which held the wharf in place in the water. Whilst a rather sad story, the photographic opportunities are wonderful. I can't wait to return at high tide for an altogether different view. 

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