Story: Coal and coal mining

Stockton aerial ropeway

In 1953 this aerial ropeway was built at Stockton in the Buller region to bring coal down from opencast mines. With renewed demand for Buller coal in the early 2000s, the ropeway has allowed for expanded production at Stockton.

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Reference: Pictorial Parade 12. National Film Unit, 1953

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Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, 'Coal and coal mining - The late 20th and the 21st centuries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 November 2020)

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