Story: Coal and coal mining

Coal cutting (3rd of 3)

Coal cutting

Compressed-air machines, like this one, were used to cut coal from the seam.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, J. R. Wall Collection
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Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, 'Coal and coal mining - The miners’ work', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 31 October 2020)

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