Location 370
Dwelling #370 - Hut
Map 3



Kawarau River


Dwelling #370 - Hut Approx 150m upstream of the existing Bannockburn Bridge on the right bank of the Kawarau River.

Still Standing


This area is now under Lake Dunstan.

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Interested Parties

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Group Date Description
1 1869 - 1871 James Nicholas Details


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Note Date Short Description Note Text
3266 1869 James Nicholas discovered lignite opposite Richards Ferry. in April 1869 James Nicholas discovered and opened up a seam of lignite opposite Richards Ferry on the Bannockburn side of the Kawarau River. He gave the mine the name of the Gladstone Coal Works.
3267 1879 Electoral roll records The electoral roll for the period of the last day of August 1870 to the first day of Sept 1871 for Dunstan mentions Mr J Nicholas. It states that his place of abode is near Cromwell at Bannockburn Ferry, Kawarau River, Gladstone Coal Works. There are no details of dwelling #370 or who lived in it after James Nicholas.


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