Stores and supplies
In the early days supplies for the miners were carried in from Alice Springs. In the 1930s townsfolk relied upon the ‘Afghan’ traders. In Tennant, the most famous of these was Fazel Deen, whose name is remembered in a water bore and remains of the battery he set up to crush the ore for the miners.
But Fazel Deen began by transporting goods for sale to the pastoral properties of the Centre. His daughter-in-law Eunice Deen, who came to Tennant Creek in 1935 recalled.
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