97. Ryan Street Cottages - 1890

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This street contains a variety of styles of early miners’ cottages typical of Broken Hill. Much of Broken Hill’s housing was constructed prior to World War I, and the most common style was the corrugated iron ‘tinny’ but there were also more substantial housing constructed in stone, brick or iron. 

The need for lightweight, easily transported building materials resulted in an almost universal use of galvanised iron for roofing. Galvanised iron and, less commonly, weatherboard was used for cladding of more modest houses.

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