Story: Coal and coal mining

Revival of West Coast coal mining

This television clip (from Close up, January 2005) is about miners from Yorkshire in the north of England coming to work in the coal mines of New Zealand’s West Coast. Their arrival reflected confidence in the future of coal in the area.

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Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, 'Coal and coal mining - The future of coal', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/7471/revival-of-west-coast-coal-mining (accessed 26 September 2021)

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