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Corrimal Colliery 1890
Near Corrimal Colliery
portal around 1890


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NAME

YEAR

SEAM MINED

LOCATION & NOTES

Open

Close

Darkes Forest Colliery

1971

Bulli 

Dixons (Smith Creek Levicks)

1880

1882

Wongawilli

Mittagong

Dombarton Open Cut

1950

1954

Bulli 

South of Mt Kembla   [Sometimes Dunbarton]

Duke and Others Colliery

1887

?

Wongawilli ?

Berrima, location unknown

Ellis prospect

1905

?

Bulli 

Unknown

Elouera Colliery (Wongawilli + Nebo)

1993

Wongawilli

Wongawilli (comb. of Wongawilli & Nebo mines)

Erith

1882

1920

Wongawilli ?

South of Bundanoon

Excelsior (later becoming Excelsior No. 2)

1905

1962

Bulli & Balgownie

Excelsior No. 1 Colliery

1900

1948

Bulli

Thirroul 

Excelsior No. 2 Colliery (aka Excelsior)

1905

1962

Below Bulli Lookout Thirroul Operating in 1958 

Excelsior B Colliery

1938

1972

Bulli Pass Operating in 1958

 

 

 

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Federal (aka Ringwood)

1888

1920

Wongawilli 

NE of Bundanoon

Fleming's Coal Proposition (Sth Kembla)

1910

1917

Por 125 Parish of Kembla ?

Fleming's Mine

Por 225 Par. of Kembla ? 1/2 mile west of school

Fleming's Tunnel (Sth Kembla, Sth Kembla No.2)

1910

1918

Wongawilli 

Flying Fox

Berrima

Gap Creek Prospect

1952

1953

Wongawilli 

Mittagong

Golden Moon Bluff Adit

1950

1953

Tongarra?

Joadja

Gt. Southern (Medway, Rockroof, Berrima)

1890

1924

Wongawilli 

Berrima

Greenbanks shale mine

?

?

American Creek

Berrima

Hale Mine (aka Woonona, Bellambi Mine)

1857

1863

Reopened 1888-1902 Woonona 8' seam 

"Haywards Block"

1910

Wongawilli

Por 124 Par Kembla

"Haywards Block"

Woonona

Por 124 Par Kembla

Helensburgh Colliery (Metropolitan)

1886

Bulli

Helensburgh

Herds prospect

1890

?

American Creek

Joadja, location unknown

Higgins Sandy Creek adit

?

?

Wongawilli ?

Meryla (east of Bundanoon)

Huntley Colliery

1946

1989

Wongawilli & Tongarra

Dapto

 

 

 

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Illawarra (Port Kembla) Colliery

1925

1935

Wongawilli ?

Iona Shale Mine

1900 ?

American Creek

Joadja

Ironworks Mine

?

?

Wongawilli

Mittagong

Jamberoo (Brownleas Tunnel, Tongarra, Owens Tongarra)

1924

1927

Wongawilli & Tongarra?

Tongarra

Joadja

1876

?

American Creek

Joadja

Joadja Creek shale mine

1875

1903

American Creek

Joadja

Kembla Grange Colliery

1908

1910

Wongawilli

Kembla Harbour Colliery

1909

1914

Bulli

Keira - Pleasant Mine

1935

1940

Mt. Pleasant colliery after name change. 

Kemira Colliery (Mt. Keira Colliery)

1955

1991

Bulli & Wongawilli

Mt. Keira name change

Lang's Coal Seam (Wongawilli)

1917

1936

Bulli

Por 263 Par Kembla

Lang's Tunnel Balgownie

1912

1916

Looneys, Lang, Owens and Frosts

191?

191?

Balgownie ?

NW cnr Looneys, west of Brokers Rd

Loch Catherine

1924

1960

Wongawilli

Berrima

Long Swamp adit

?

?

Tongarra ?

Canyon Leigh (Berrima)

 

 

 

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Medway (Gt. Southern, Rockroof, Berrima)

1924

1960

Wongawilli

Berrima

Metropolitan Colliery (Helensburgh)

1886

Bulli

Helensburgh

Mittagong (Mt. Alexander, South Main)

1882

1890

Wongawilli

Mittagong

Mittagong opencut

?

?

Tongarra?

Mittagong (near Sixty Foot Falls)

Model Colliery (Bellambi Clly, Woonona)

1857

1920?

W. Old Tunnel site

Mt. Alexander (Mittagong, South Main)

1950?

1982

Wongawilli

Mittagong

Mt. Keira Colliery (Osborne-Wallsend)

1857

1955

Bulli & Wongawilli

Mt. Kembla Colliery (formerly Owens Balgownie, Balgownie)

1927

1934

Balgownie

Mt. Kembla Colliery, No.1 

1882

1970

Bulli

Kembla Hghts

Mt. Kembla Extended Colliery (Balgownie)

1921

1936

Bulli

(also between 1917-1920)

Mt. Kembla (northern entry)

1880

1834

Bulli

Mt. Kembla (southern entry)

1880

1834

Bulli

Mt. Kembla Shale (Nebo, American Ck)

1880

1985

Bulli & Wongawilli

Mt. Pleasant Colliery

1861

1933

Became Keira – Pleasant 1935-1940 

Mt. Pleasant Colliery (North)

1886

1933

Balgownie

2 Km north of original

Mt. Pleasant Colliery (Old)

1936

1940

Bulli

Mt. Pleasant Colliery (South)

1861

1933

Bulli

Mt. Waratah

1957

1979

Wongawilli

Mittagong

Murrimba (Southern Extended)

?

?

Wongawilli ?

Canyon Leigh (Berrima)

 

 

 

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Nattai (Nattai Bulli)

1882

1993

Bulli

Nattai shale mine

?

?

Bulli

Berrima

Nebo (Elouera Colliery)

1946

1985

Wongawilli & Bulli

Kembla Hghts  Operating in 1958

North Bulli Colliery (Coledale Colliery)

1902

1927

reopened 1942 to 1970 

North Bulli No 1 Colliery (Nth Illawarra)

1877

1879

reopened 1885-1889

North Bulli No 2 Colliery (Coledale) ?

1902

1928

Bulli

Coledale Operating in 1958?? 

North Cliff

1990

1992

North Illawarra (No.1?) Colliery

1884

1898

Bulli

 

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