Story: Regional economies

Coal on the West Coast

Coal on the West Coast

By 1910 the West Coast economy was dominated by coal, which was exported through two port towns, Greymouth and Westport, the centres of Westland and Buller respectively.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Regional economies - Development of regional economies, 1850 to 1920', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 July 2021)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 11 Mar 2010