Lake Macquarie History

Coal mining: Lake Macquarie - the way it was. Oral History

Disc seven in the series of audio recordings, in which local residents discuss the history and development of Lake Macquarie through their eyes. Recorded circa 1982.

Topics covered in this recording

  • former miners recall their experiences in the mines
  • origins and early development of coal from white settlement
  • some of the mines around the lake
  • formation of the Coal Board and the impact on working conditions
  • mechanisation
  • the "Lockout" and scab labour

Reference

Lake Macquarie City Library 1982, Coal mining, Lake Macquarie City Library, Lake Macquarie [N.S.W.]