Location 240
Location #240. Shepherds Creek No 1. Coal Mine.
Map 11

Cnr Gully Road and Bannockburn-Nevis Road


Shepherds Creek


Location #240. Shepherds Creek No 1. Coal Mine.

Still Standing


Some underground workings may still exist however the portal has been closed off.

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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 1872 - 1877+ James Lawrence Details
2 unknown George Wellington Goodger Details


The table below shows any historical notes about the location.

Note Date Short Description Note Text
2699 1872 Mine location. Shepherds Creek, in the western slope of terrace, on southern corner of the intersection of (Tom's) Gully Road and the Bannockburn-Nevis Road. The site of the portal is still visible but is closed off. There are two raised tipheads remaining in the roadside paddock.
2700 1872 James Lawrence took up a coal lease In July of 1872, James Lawrence took up a coal lease in Shepherds Creek near 'Tom's Gully' ( from Heart of the Desert (Parcell)). This may have been location #240. It appears from mine reports that the name given to this mine by James Lawrence was 'Wallsend'
2701 1877 Mine was working. By September of 1877 James Lawrence had his coal mine, 'Wallsend' working.
2702 1872 James Lawrence supplying coal. James Lawrence was supplying and carting coal to the Elizabeth Battery for 23/6 (twenty three shillings and sixpence) per ton plus cartage.
2705 unknown George Goodger leased the 'Wallsend' coal mine. It is unclear when and for how long George Goodger leased the Wallsend coal mine (location #240).


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Image Id Source Date Short Description
322 Goldfields Directory via Paul Crump c1872 Commercial Hotel - Quartzville / Wallsend Coal Pits. View Image
798 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 2002 Bannockburn-Nevis Road and Gully Road Intersection - looking south. View Image
2411 Paul Crump - Bannockburn as at 2002 Coal Mine - Shepherds Creek No 1 (location #240) View Image