Location #159. Chair - Kawarau River. Approx 1.2 km downstream of the Bannockburn Creek, approx 100m upstream from the portal of Wilson's underground coal mine (location #160) and about 30m above the mine.
The table below shows the groups of people that had an interest in this property, either as owners, residents, tenants or shareholders. Clicking on the 'Details' link will display a list of the individuals in the group along with any known historical information about them.
|1||c1890 - c1900||Thomas Wilson & Son||Details|
|2||c1900 - 1909||Cromwell & Bannockburn Colliery Company||Details|
The table below shows any historical notes about the location.
|Note||Date||Short Description||Note Text|
|2203||c1890||Construction of the chair.||It appears that the chair may have been constructed around this time to transport coal to Cromwell.|
|2204||1898||Thomas Wilson drowned when he fell from the chair.||In January, Thomas Wilson's son, Thomas William Wilson was drowned when he fell from the chair.|
|2205||c1903||Photo 154 shows Wilson Coal Mine portal with the chair in the background.||Photo 154 shows Wilson Coal Mine portal with the chair in the background.|
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|Image Id||Source||Date||Short Description|
|154||Heart of the Desert - J P Parcell||c1903||Wilson's Coal Mine - Kawarau River||View Image|