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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
Clyde Museum

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)

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