Kōrero: Coal and coal mining

Waikato miners

Waikato miners

This group of miners worked together in the mid-1980s at the Huntly West mine in the Waikato region. They were known as the ‘Rotowaro shift’ because they all lived at the settlement of Rotowaro before it was abandoned to allow for opencast mining.

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Waikato Museum - Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Photograph by David Cook

Permission of Waikato Museum – Te Whare Taonga o Waikato must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, 'Coal and coal mining - Coal resources', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7419/waikato-miners (accessed 4 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, updated 7 Sep 2016