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Waratah residents in last-ditch bid to save dam to shore up tourism recovery

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Waratah in Tasmania’s north-west is an unassuming and quaint town with a reputation for some of the state’s coldest and wettest days. 

But it’s a chilly wind of discontent that has gripped the town in recent years.

Waratah was once home to Tasmania’s biggest tin mine, Mount Bischoff, but these days the town relies on the tourist dollar.

On one side of the main street is the beautiful Waratah Falls, while a handful of small businesses and original mining cottages line the other. 

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