Kōrero: Coal and coal mining

Mt Somers mine (2 o 2)

Mt Somers mine

A small mining operation briefly sprang up in the 1930s at Mt Somers in Mid-Canterbury. There had been a coal mine in the area in the 19th century, but the revival did not last long, and today only the remains of the mountain railway can still be seen.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Jock Phillips

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Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, 'Coal and coal mining - The 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9361/mt-somers-mine (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