Black gold – the history of coal mining in Alexandra and Clyde
3 May @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
For the swarms of miners that came to the area in search of gold, there was very little wood to build with or keep warm. Coal became a pivotal resource for domestic use and eventually to power dredges operating along the Clutha River. Russell Garbutt sheds light on our little-known coal mining industry.
Wednesday 3 May, 6:30pm
This event is part of Central Otago Heritage Trust’s ‘Heritage Talks’ programme.
Entry by koha with proceeds going to Clyde Museum.
(Image: Rise & Shine Dredge Coal Delivery. Courtesy of Cromwell Museum : Ron Murray collection)