Story: 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
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Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, 'Coal and coal mining - Coal resources', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7419/waikato-miners (accessed 15 November 2019)

Story by Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 7 Sep 2016