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 district’s little-known coal mining industry and shares some fascinating archival footage from the Teviot.
Thursday 6 July 6:30pm
Teviot District Museum – Lodge Building
This event is part of Central Otago Heritage Trust’s ‘Heritage Talks’ programme.
Entry by koha with proceeds going to Teviot District Museum.
Image: Coal Flat Mine, Roxburgh. Courtesy of Hocken