Location 251
Location #251 - Gladstone Coal Works
Map 12



Shepherds Creek


Location #251 - Gladstone Coal Works. Actual site is unknown, but may have been in the northern slope of the terrace, true left bank of Adams Creek, near the confluence with Shepherds Creek.

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1 1870 - 1871 John Nicholas Details


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Note Date Short Description Note Text
2873 1870 Mine location The exact location of the mine is not known. However, it may have been in lower Adams Gully in the northern slope of the terrace, true right bank of Adams Creek, approx 200m from the confluence with Shepherds Creek. The portal may be closed off and hidden in the scrub on the terrace, and some underground workings may still exist.
2874 1870 John Nicholas opened up a new coal seam in Adams Gully. in January, Mr John Nicholas opened up a new coal seam in Adams Gully - location #251. He closed his mine in Cromwell and moved the machinery and pumps to Adams Gully. The year before he had opened up a new lignite seam opposite Richards Ferry (location #354). he continued to work this lignite mine and the new location #251. Mr Nicholas advertised his Gladstone Coal Works with pits in Bannockburn and Adams Gully. The Gladstone Coal Works in dams Gully was the first mine to use trucks and tramways.
2875 1871 General note. The Bannockburn Ferry mine (#354) was leased to Alby and Goodwin and Mr Nicholas confined his operations to location #251 in Adams Gully.


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