Some History of Simmons Reef, Blackwood.


“Some History of Simmons Reef, Blackwood”

compiled by Margot Hitchcock for the Blackwood & District Historical Society.

Published 2007.

55 pages and 51 photos plus index with information on the early Quartz mining in Simmons Reef – cost $13 pr $15 including postage.

The book gives detailed information on the Quartz mining in Simmons Reef with information on the Mines there and miners who lived in the area and worked in the mines.  Also the school, church, Hotels and early pioneers, and the history of the place now called the ‘Garden of St Erth’.

This book was compiled by Margot on her computer with 55 pages and 36 photographs in A5 size and it was launched in the Blackwood hall in December 2007.

Available from theBlackwood & District Historical Society Museum at the Old Police Stables Blackwood, Martin Street, Blackwood, (corner of Warner Street) open 1st Saturday of every month 10-30am – 12.30pm.  Or can be purchased from the ‘Garden of st. Erth’, Blackwood Post Office, Blackwood Hotel, Mineral Springs CaravanPark or –

For book orders – contact Margot Hitchcock,  email –