Story: Coal and coal mining

Brunner mine (1st of 2)

Brunner mine

This image from about 1900 shows the Brunner bridge across the Grey River, the railway on the south bank, and the destruction of the West Coast bush caused by the Brunner mining.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, 'Coal and coal mining - The 19th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2023)

Story by Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 14 Apr 2021