At the Coalface - Memorial - QLD

  Historic Site

Position

DEG: -23.582239 148.8797
DMS: 23º 34' 56.06" S 148º 52' 46.92" E
UTM: 55 K 7390765mN 691822mE
Altitude: 187m

Description

Address & Contact

21A MacKenzie St
Blackwater QLD 4717
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

"At the Coalface " Memorial is a tribute to miners killed in Blackwater Pits and the importance of the coal industry to the region.

The first person to discover the Blackwater coal deposits was Ludwig Leichhardt who travelled through the district in 1845 on his way to Port Essington in the Northern Territory. Twenty-seven kilometres from the present site of Blackwater Leichhardt observed `beds of coal indistinguishable from those on the Hunter at Newcastle. It wasn`t until the early 1960s that the town really started to develop.

In 1959-60 coking coal was found to the south of the town. A mining lease was granted in 1965 and in 1967 the first mine in the area started operating. It is claimed that in 1962 the town`s population was only 25. Twenty years later it had grown to over 8000.
PlaceID122600
iMapPlot Reference Image

Map

Working on it...

Get Traveller App Get the ExplorOz Traveller App to download all ExplorOz Places for navigational use on your tablet, phone, iPad or laptop.
Download Place
Use this download for GPX, Hema Navigator and OziExplorer. Geo data only no map included.

Wildflowers

Weather

Closest Weather Station

Emerald at 11/08:00am EST
Distance from At the Coalface - Memorial 71.72km W
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
21.9°C22.6°C69%16.0°C1010.2hPa0.0mmESE7km/hr
4knots
9km/hr
5knots

Closest Climatic Station

Emerald Airport
Distance from At the Coalface - Memorial 71.72km W
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C34.333.432.729.926.223.223.125.328.931.633.134.2
Mean Min. °C22.222.020.216.912.910.18.810.013.517.019.521.3
Mean Rain mm88.881.755.735.222.030.113.623.229.239.754.890.3

Comments & Reviews

Post a Comment
Loading...
Add Photos & Files
Alert Admin Open in Traveller App

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (13)