Story: Coal and coal mining

Miners in a political argument

Miners in a political argument

In this 1945 photograph by John Pascoe, two veteran miners debate the politics of the day at Seddonville, just north of Charming Creek. The state takeover of a number of mines in the 1940s provoked intense discussion in the mining community.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
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Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, 'Coal and coal mining - The 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 September 2021)

Story by Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 14 Apr 2021, updated 1 Sep 2016