“On the Coalfield of New South Wales” by Henry Taylor Plews (1858)

H.T. Plews - Harbour of Newcastle N.S.W. (Plate 5) (1858).
H.T. Plews - Harbour of Newcastle N.S.W. (Plate 5) (1858).

The paper by Henry Taylor Plews “On the Coalfield of New South Wales” was published in Volume VI of the Transactions of the North of England Institute of Mining Engineers (1858). It is one of the early reports of the geology and mining in NSW, and is accompanied by 8 plans. The work of tracking down the original work and digitising the plates in full colour was undertaken by Mr. Russell Rigby 2009. We thank him for his work in bringing these amazing plates to the wider research community.

For our indigenous researchers of interest is Plate No. 2 which contains a possible Aboriginal name for South Shepherds Hill as Khanterin.

Download the paper “On the Coalfield of New South Wales” by Henry Taylor Plews (1858) Digitised by Google Books. Optimised and OCRed by us.

On the Coalfield of New South Wales (1858) by H.T. Plews (1.3 MB PDF)

For the complete set of plates see our Flickr page here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/sets/72157622235117084/

For our Coal River Collection Flickr page click here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/collections/72157622109975085/


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