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Corporate entry Coal Mines on Tasman's Peninsula (1833 - c. 1877)

From
1833
Plunkett Point, Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia
To
c. 1877
Functions
Metallurgy and Mineralogy or mining
Location
Plunkett Point, Tasmania

Summary

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.

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Gavan McCarthy