Kōrero: Coal and coal mining

Miners’ hall, Rūnanga (1 o 2)

Miners’ hall, Rūnanga

The Rūnanga Miner's Hall, emblazoned with socialist slogans, was built in 1937 to replace the original 1908 hall, which had burned down. British miners brought to New Zealand a strong tradition of industrial unionism, and this quickly established itself, especially on the West Coast.

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Photograph by Jock Phillips

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, 'Coal and coal mining - Mining community', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7460/miners-hall-runanga (accessed 16 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