Lake Macquarie History

Transition to Mechanisation: The human face of coal

To mark the 200th year since coal was discovered in the Lake Macquarie region, the voices of those who remember the earliest methods used to mine coal have been recorded and presented here in "The human face of coal".

Topics covered in this recording

  • changes in mining practices
  • war revitalised the mining industry
  • improvement in and focus on safe practices
  • purchase and types of machinery

Reference

Bell, John & Driscoll, Judy & Lake Macquarie (N.S.W.). Council & 2NUR-FM (Radio station : Newcastle, N.S.W.) 1991, Transition to Mechanisationl: The human face of coal : an oral history of the early years of coal mining in Lake Macquarie, Lake Macquarie City Council and 2NUR-FM, [Speers Point, N.S.W.]