Location 226
Location #226. Bannockburn Coal Mine.
Map 8

Shepherds Creek


Shepherds Creek


Location #226. Bannockburn Coal Mine. Shepherds Creek, in western slope of terrace between Smith's and Parcell's Gullies.

Still Standing


Underground workings may still exist however the actual portal has now been closed off.

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Interested Parties

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Group Date Description
1 1868 - 1897 Unknown Details
2 1902 - 1906 Bannockburn and Cromwell Colliery Company (possibly) Details


The table below shows any historical notes about the location.

Note Date Short Description Note Text
2544 1868 - 1897 ? General note. Mentioned in the NZGS 94 (NZ Geological Survey) but may not be reliable. Total output 25,861 tons, but not sure what period this covered.
2545 1868 Location of the mine. Shepherds Creek, in the western slope of the terrace about 5m above the Bannockburn-Nevis Road. Situated approx 500m south of Smith's Gully Road intersection.


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Image Id Source Date Short Description
796 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 2002 Lawrence's Sand Tunnel (two adits). View Image
797 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 2002 Bannockburn Coal Mine - location #226, and Lawrence's Sand Tunnel - location #225A View Image