Story: Southland region

Opencast mine, Nightcaps

Opencast mine, Nightcaps

The mines at Nightcaps were the main source of coal in Southland until they were replaced by mines at nearby Ōhai in the 1920s. Many of the mines were underground, but others, like this one, were opencast.

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David Grant, 'Southland region - Transport, power and other advances', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/20114/opencast-mine-nightcaps (accessed 8 July 2020)

Story by David Grant, updated 1 May 2015