Kōrero: Coal and coal mining

Offloading coal

Offloading coal

Much of the West Coast coal, whether shipped from Greymouth or Westport, travelled across Cook Strait to Wellington. There it was either transferred to the railway and sent to other parts of the North Island or loaded into wagons, as shown in this 1910 photograph, to be taken to heat Wellington homes or provide gas.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Sydney Charles Smith Collection (PA-Group-00242)
Reference: 1/1-020028; G
Photograph by Sydney Charles Smith

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, 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 - The 19th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7426/offloading-coal (accessed 20 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 14 Apr 2021, updated 1 Sep 2016