Story: West Coast region

Blackball miners, 1908 (1st of 2)

Blackball miners, 1908

This group of young Blackball miners and children are shown in 1908, about the time of the Blackball strike. The view is looking up Stafford Street, towards the mine. On the left is the aerial ropeway that carried coal from the mine to the railway.

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Private collection, Jane Wells

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast region - Government and politics', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/21122/blackball-miners-1908 (accessed 6 August 2020)

Story by Simon Nathan, updated 1 Sep 2016