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NAME

YEAR

SEAM MINED

LOCATION & NOTES

Open

Close

Oakdale Colliery

1999

 

Burragorang Valley

Ocean

1903

1909

Wongawilli

Old Austinmer (Austinmer Extended)

?

1945

Old Bulli Colliery

1863

Old Coledale Colliery

Coledale Colliery? 

Old Scarborough Colliery

O’Briens Mine (Sth side of Old Bulli)

4' seam (small mine)

Olivemount Mine

1923

1927

Jamberoo

Osborne-Wallsend Colliery (Mt Keira Colliery)

1857

1955

Bulli

8 ft seam

Owen's - Balgownie (Balgownie then Mt. Kembla)

1907

1910

Bulli

Owen's Prospecting Tunnel (Balgownie)

1908

1910

Became Lang's Tunnel 1912 - 1916

Owens Tongarra (Brownleas Tunnel, Tongarra, Jamberoo?)

1905

1933

Wongawilli & Tongarra

Tongarra

 

 

 

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Pendlebury Tunnel (later Blackball)

1904

1910

Wongawilli

Pioneer Kerosene Works

1865

1878

American Creek

Idle 1875-1876 Mt. Kembla Pors 4 & 160

Pioneer Kerosene

?

1873

Bulli

Port Kembla Colliery (Illawarra)

1898

1992

Bulli

Port Kembla No.2 Colliery

1941

1964

Bulli & Wongawilli

Unanderra

Reedy Creek adit

?

?

American Creek

Berrima

Reedy Creek Colliery

1928

?

Unknown

Resort Gully adit

1876

?

American Creek

Joadja

Ringwood (aka Federal)

1888

1920

Wongawilli

Bundanoon

Rockroof (Medway, Gt. Southern, Berrima)

1872

1875

Wongawilli

Berrima

Russel Vale Colliery

 

 

 

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Scarborough Colliery

Balgownie

Sth Clifton Colliery 4'0" seam

Shoobert's Mine (aka Albert Mine)

1849

1855

Mt. Keira 4 ft seam 

Smiths Creek Levicks (Dixons)

1880

1882

Wongawilli

Mittagong

South Bellambi Colliery

1978

1981

Bulli

South Bulli A Colliery

1887 ?

1997

Bulli

Purchd by Eb. Vickery from Osborne family  1890?

South Bulli B Colliery

1860

1986

Bulli

South Clifton Colliery (Scarborough Colliery)

1892

1972

Bulli & Balgownie

South Clifton Tunnel Colliery

1905

1983

Closed 1972 - 1974

South Coast No. 1

1900 ?

1945

Bulli ?

South Coast No. 2 (Austinmer Central & Westmacotts)

1892

1905

Bulli

South Kembla Colliery (Fleming’s)

1890

1910-1917 17 ft seam

South Kembla Colliery (Wiley’s Mine?)

South Kembla Colliery   (Sth Kembla No.2, Flemings Tunnel)

1924

1933

Wongawilli ?

South Main (Mittagong, Mt. Alexander)

1950 ?

1982

Wongawilli

Mittagong

Southern (Araluen, later Black Bobs)

1890

?

Tongarra ?

Canyon Leigh (Berrima)

Southern Extended (Murrimba)

?

?

Wongawilli ?

Canyon Leigh (Berrima)

Southern C. C. Mt. Kembla

1889

1891

Symonds No. 1

?

?

American Creek

Joadja

 

 

 

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Tahmoor Colliery

1977

Bulli

Tahmoor

Taylor & Walker Sth Bulli (Sth Bulli 1888)

1859

1865

Connected to South Bulli 1888

Tom Thumb (between Nebo & Kemira Tunnel)

1968

1972

Bulli

Tongarra (Brownlee’s)

1893

Tongarra

Tongarra

Tongarra (Owen’s)

1910

1920

Tongarra

Tongarra

Tongarra Colliery

1932

1934

Tongarra

Tongarra

Tongarra Colliery

1939

1964

Tongarra & Wongawilli

Tongarra

Tower Colliery

1980

Bulli

Tunnel (Brokers Nose or Sth Bellambi)

1884

Bulli

 

 

 

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Valley No. 1

Bulli & Wongawilli

Burragorang Valley

Valley No. 2 (amalgamated w/- Valley No. 1)

Bulli

Burragorang Valley

Valley No. 3

Bulli

Burragorang Valley

Wangandery Creek Adit

1939

1953

Wongawilli

Watt and Others

1886

?

Tongarra

Avondale

Westcliff Colliery

1976

Bulli

Westmacott's Colliery (Austinmer Colliery)

1887

1895

Bulli

Wiley Mine (Sth Kembla)

~1900

Wingello Colliery

1922

?

Bulli

Wingello ?, location unknown

Wollondilly (aka Wollondilly No. 1 & Oakleigh)

1934

1978

Bulli

Burragorang Valley

Wollondilly Extended (aka Nattai Nth No. 2 & Nattai Nth)

Bulli & Tongarra

Burragorang Valley

Wombarra Main (Bulli Main)

1938

1972

Bulli

Wongawilli (Elouera Colliery)

1915/16

1985

Wongawilli & Bulli

Por 294 Par. Kembla Wongawilli 

Woonona Colliery (aka Bellambi, Hale Mine)

1858

1863

Reopened 1888-1902 Woonona merged with Sth Bulli 

Woonona Old Tunnel Colliery

1882

see Model Colliery 

Yellow Rock Colliery

1903

1907

Wongawilli

Reopened circa 1940-1944

Yellow Rock Colliery

1968

1987

Wongawilli

Albion Park

 

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