Story: Welsh

Miners’ houses, Denniston

Miners’ houses, Denniston

South Wales is an important coal mining area. When New Zealand’s Westport Coal Company was developing its Denniston mine in the early 20th century, it brought out Welsh mining families from Aberdare in Glamorganshire. Homes, like those in this photograph taken in about 1910, were built for them on the bleak Denniston Plateau.

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Terry Hearn, 'Welsh - Welsh immigration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

Story by Terry Hearn, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015