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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 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

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