Kōrero: Southland region

Opencast mine, Nightcaps

Opencast mine, Nightcaps

The mines at Nightcaps were the main source of coal in Southland until they were replaced by mines at nearby Ōhai in the 1920s. Many of the mines were underground, but others, like this one, were opencast.

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Southland Museum and Art Gallery
Reference: 2004.936.2047

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

David Grant, 'Southland region - Transport, power and other advances', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/20114/opencast-mine-nightcaps (accessed 18 May 2022)

He kōrero nā David Grant, updated 1 May 2015