Lake Macquarie History

Incentives: 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

  • move from contract to independent negotiation
  • Machine Unit Rate versus Bonus System
  • union involvement

Reference

Bell, John & Driscoll, Judy & Lake Macquarie (N.S.W.). Council & 2NUR-FM (Radio station : Newcastle, N.S.W.) 1991, Incentives: 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.]

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