Story: King Country region

Coal mine, Kāwhia, 1904

Coal mine, Kāwhia, 1904

The main coal mines in the King Country were around Mōkau, Ōhura, Āria and Benneydale. Coal is present around Kawhia, though it has not been mined to any great extent. This is the entrance to a coal mine in Kāwhia in 1904, not long after it opened.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: AWNS-19041013-12-3

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Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country region - Farming, forestry and mining', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 December 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 30 Mar 2015