AN important piece of Mount Isa's history will be unveiled to the public on April 12.
Members of the Underground Hospital and Museum committee have worked tirelessly for the past 12 months to restore the city's last tent house.
The building is the last intact example of how houses looked in Mount Isa in the 1930s and it was moved to its final resting place next to the Mount Isa Underground Hospital and Museum in March.
Committee president Greg Humphrey said volunteers had helped restore the tent house to its former glory.
It will be open to the public, along with the underground hospital and museum, on Saturday, April 12 from 10am to 2pm.
``Everyone in town is welcome to come along,'' he said.
Mr Humphrey said Mount Isa Mines built the tent houses to encourage miners and their families to live in the city in the 1930s, '40s and '50s.
He said there were about 180 of the tent houses built.
The tent house, which was moved from Fourth Avenue, was first registered by Alfred Ernest Mills in June 1937.
In a statutory declaration dated that same year, the building was stated to be: ``Three-roomed house, walls of galvanised iron and drum roof; roof of galvanised iron, partitions of iron and wood; floor of boards and earth''.
The dwelling was valued at 30 pounds and there was also a lavatory and a shed.
Members of the public can have a look through the tent house free of charge and can also take a tour of the underground hospital.
The underground hospital and museum is open from 10am to 2pm seven days a week from April until November.
Mr Humphrey encouraged people to come along to the official opening.
He said the committee was also seeking volunteers to conduct tours.
For more information contact Mr Humphrey on 4743 9156.
Anyone who would like to volunteer can contact committee secretary Diane Johns on 4749 0281.