Cornwall Coal Mine Bank-Top 1958


The first Cornwall Coal Co coalmine at Cornwall opened in 1886 when the raiway was completed from The Corners (Conara) to St Marys the same year.
Over the years several tunnels like the Blue Seam, Snake Gully, Eastern One, Eastern Two and Eastern Three produced coal for Tasmanian industries.
Cheap oil dumped on the World markets in the 1950s and 1960s, however, saw a downturn in the Australian Coal Industry and as a consequence Cornwall mine closed in February 1964

This photo was donated by Robert Herron of Launceston.
It was taken by his Father around 1958.

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