Corporate entry Coal Mines on Tasman's Peninsula (1833 - c. 1877)
Plunkett Point, Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia
- c. 1877
- Metallurgy and Mineralogy or mining
- Plunkett Point, Tasmania
Surveyors discovered an outcrop of coal at Plunkett Point in 1833. A convict with mining knowledge, Joseph Lacey, was sent with a party of fellow convicts to commence work on the mine with the first shipment of coal leaving the mine on 5 June 1834. The government closed the mine in 1848 but it was leased to private concerns and was worked through until 1877.
Created: 9 June 2000, Last modified: 16 March 2006
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