Nickel mining is carried on here as well originally by BHP who sold to FQM Australia Minerals in 2008, but I wasn't really aware of it. It probably accounts for the general feeling of contentment in the town as around 450 people are employed by them in the area.
Yesterday I saw 3 boys of about 12 years of age gathered around a bird lying on its side with one of them apparently putting his foot on the bird's leg! I rushed over to save the bird but it turned out to be Mickey playing with his shoelaces! It was lovely seeing how fond of the bird these boys were.