Location #387 - The Newcastle Pit Chair. On the Kawarau River, upstream of the existing Bannockburn Bridge, close to the position of location #354.
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.
|1||1871 - 1872||Scott & Logan (possibly)||Details|
|2||1872 - 1874||Dagg, Primate and Bennet (Platchet's mine)||Details|
The table below shows any historical notes about the location.
|Note||Date||Short Description||Note Text|
|3312||c1871||Location of the chair.||On the Kawarau River, approx 150m upstream from the existing Bannockburn bridge. Close to the position of location #354 - the Newcastle Pit.|
|3313||c1871||Chair construction.||It may have been a wire or hemp rope stretched across the Kawarau River supported on timber 'A' frames with anchors embedded into the rock on both sides of the river. An iron cage with a flat wooden deck suspended on pulleys running along the 'wire' may have been used to transport coal in sacks. The cage would be pulled across the river with a hemp rope attached to and below the support wire.|
|3314||c1871||Chair constructed to move coal across the river.||It appears that about this time, Scott and Logan (Newcastle Pit) constructed a chair across the Kawarau River from their mine site on the Bannockburn right bank. The chair enabled them to get their coal onto the Cromwell Flats, and so to Cromwell for sale.|
|3315||1872||Mess'rs Dagg, Primate and Bennet purchased the 'Newcastle Pit'||Mess'rs Dagg, Primate and Bennet purchased the 'Newcastle Pit', renaming it Platchets mine. It may well be that they continued to use the chair. (location #388).|
|3316||1874||With the opening of he Kawarau Bridge Company's bridge, the Newcastle chair may have become obsolete.||With the opening of he Kawarau Bridge Company's bridge (#153), the Newcastle chair may have become obsolete.|
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