Photos of Early Mining Days in Blackwood

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The main street of Blackwood showing General store on left and Blackwood Hotel on right.  C.. 1896  (courtesy Margot Hitchcock of the Blackwood & District Historical Society – copied by Barry Thurgood)  ©

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Miners outside the Red White & Blue Mine Blackwood C. 1890.   ©

Silas Gay, Mine Manager- tall man front right in suit.  

Photo courtesy – the late Wally Sweet and Margot Hitchcock of the B. & D. H.S.

British Lion Mine, Blackwood. c. 1905. showing Poppet Head and Battery. Photo courtesy Margot Hitchcock B.D.H.S.  ©

Easter Monday Mine Blackwood.  C. 1908.   Showing Stamper and Steam Engine  with some of the Skinner family who worked the mine.  From ‘Some History of Simmons Reef” Book.  Photo courtesy Don Grogan and Margot Hitchcock .©

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Yankee Mine, Yankee road, Blackwood, courtesy Bruce McKenzie, and B.D.H.S.  ©

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Remains of Yankee mine in 2008.  (Courtesy Margot HItchcock. B.D.H.S.)  ©

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Rip Van Winkle Mine, where Blackwood Caravan Park is now. (Courtesy Margot HItchcock. B.D.H.S.) ©

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Above – Rip Van winkle Mine.  Below Egerton tunnel, Barrys Reef. (Courtesy Margot HItchcock. B.D.H.S.) ©

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