Story: Coal and coal mining

Flooded mine pit

Flooded mine pit

Neil ‘Irish’ Mohan makes his way across a flooded pit on the West Coast after turning on a water pump.

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Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, 'Coal and coal mining - The miners’ work', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/47420/flooded-mine-pit (accessed 20 September 2021)

Story by Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 14 Apr 2021, updated 1 Sep 2016