Kōrero: Coal and coal mining

Mechanical mining (2 o 3)

Mechanical mining

At the turn of the 20th century miners began to use compressed-air machines. In this photograph from around 1903, miners called ‘shooters’ are drilling holes in which explosives will be placed.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, R. P. Suggate Collection
Reference: 1/1-007751-G

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, 'Coal and coal mining - The miners’ work', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7447/mechanical-mining (accessed 17 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 14 Apr 2021, updated 1 Sep 2016