Once a thriving gold town with a population in excess of 27,000, Timor had 38 hotels, three butcher shops, two banks, three bakeries, a police station and several cells.
The last hotel closed its doors in the 1960s. Now less than 200 people call this once booming town home.
The Grand Duke Arch stands tall in the landscape. Between 1869 and 1896 this mine produced 216,054oz of gold worth £885,821 (about $281 million in today’s value).