Location 193
Location #193. Canton Coal Mine.
Map 6



Bannockburn Creek


Location #193. Canton Coal Mine.

Still Standing


Underground workings may still exist however the site entrance has been destroyed. This area is now under Lake Dunstan.

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Interested Parties

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.

Group Date Description
1 1878 Ah Kew Details


The table below shows any historical notes about the location.

Note Date Short Description Note Text
2331 1878 Mine location. Right bank of Bannockburn Creek, eastern side of the inlet, opposite Slaughteryard Hill. Very close to the Excelsior No 2 Coal Mine (Parcell & Gibson) approx 0.8 km from the Kawarau River.
2332 1878 General Note. The mine is mentioned in Heart of the Desert ( J P Parcell ) but no details provided. Ah Kew is listed in Stones directory as a coal pit proprietor/.
2333 1892 Stones directory listing for Ah Kew. Ah Kew listed in Stones directory as being a gardener and herbalist - Chinese doctor living in Cromwell. He also acted as an interpreter.
2334 1893 Death of Ah Kew Ah Kew died on 26 Oct 1893. He was accidentally poisoned after eating pigs trotters that he had cooked for himself. He is buried in the Cromwell cemetery.


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Image Id Source Date Short Description
773 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 2002 Bannockburn Inlet - looking east. View Image