Story: Coal and coal mining

Brunner coke and brick works (2nd of 2)

Brunner coke and brickworks

As the Brunner mine expanded, spin-off industries developed on the site. The coke and brick works are shown here about 1900. From the late 1970s the site was a focus of conservation efforts. It can now be visited, and display panels provide information about its social and industrial history.

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Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, 'Coal and coal mining - The 19th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2023)

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