Story: Coal and coal mining

Miners’ pub, Denniston

Miners’ pub, Denniston

Denniston miners enjoy a few beers at one of the three pubs in the township in the 1940s. Poor housing and uncomfortable working conditions encouraged miners to go to pubs where the temperature was warm and the conversation flowed.

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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 - Mining community', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 September 2021)

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