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South Clifton Colliery 1890
South Clifton Colliery
around 1890


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NAME

YEAR

SEAM MINED

LOCATION & NOTES

Open

Close

Albert Mine (aka Shoobert’s Mine)

1848

1855

Wongawilli 

Mt. Keira

Albert Mine (aka Shoobert’s Mine)

1849

1856

Balgownie (4 ft) 

Mt. Keira 

Albion Park prospect

1896?

Wongawilli

Unknown

American Creek Colliery (Mt. Kembla Shale, Nebo, Elouera)

1874

1880

American Creek ?

Mt Kembla

Appin Colliery

1962

Bulli

Appin

Araluen (aka Southern, aka Black Bob's)

1878

1890

Tongarra ?

Canyon Leigh

Austinmer Colliery (part of Excelsior))

1887

1895

Bulli

Austinmer Central Colliery (aka Sth. Coast No.2 & Westmacott's)

1938

1962

Bulli

Austinmer Extended Colliery (aka Old Austinmer)

?

1945

Bulli

Austinmer

Australian Kerosene Oil & Mineral Co. Mine

1877

?

American Creek

Joadja

Avon Colliery

1972

2000

Wongawilli seam 

Wongawilli, Dapto

Avondale Colliery

1910

1920

Tongarra & Wongawilli 

Avondale, Dapto

Avondale Colliery

1939

1983

Wongawilli

Avondale, Dapto

 

 

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Balgownie Colliery (Owens-Balgownie then Mt. Kembla)

1909

1913

Balgownie (4 ft) 

Mt. Pleasant

Bargo

Bulli

Bargo (still to open)

Belanglo

?

1945

Wongawilli

Medway, Berrima

Belanglo Extended

?

?

Wongawilli

Unknown

Bellambi Colliery (aka Hale, aka Woonona)

1857

1863

Woonona

Bellambi 2

1858

1865

1 km north of Bellambi

Bellambi Colliery (re-opened)

1889

1922

Merged with Sth Bulli

Bellambi West Colliery (ex Sth. Bulli)

1997

Bulli seam 

Sth Bulli renamed

Berrima (orig. Rockroof, Great Southern then Medway)

1872

?

Wongawilli

Medway, Berrima

Blackball Colliery (aka Pendlebury Tunnel, Woonona) Bulli Central

1905

1908

Wongawilli

Woonona

Blackball Colliery (Woonona) Bulli Central

1920

1923

Woonona

Reopened

Black Bobs (Araluen, orig. Southern)

1878

1890

Tongarra?

Canyon Leigh

Box Vale Colliery

1884

1896

Wongawilli

Mittagong

Brokers Nose Colliery (Tunnel or South Bellambi)

1885

1889

Connected to Corrimal Clly 1889-1902 

Breretons (Cataract Creek)

1873

1886

American Creek?

Unknown

Brownlee's Seam (Brownleas Tunnel, Tongarra, Owens Tongarra, ?Jamberoo)

1893

1905

Tongarra

Tongarra

Bruce's Tunnel

?

?

Wongawilli

South of Mt. Kembla

Bryens (Bryans?)

?

?

Unknown

Bulli (aka Bulli No.3, Bulli B & Corn Beef)

1903

1910

Bulli & Balgownie

Bulli Colliery A & B

?

?

Bulli

Bulli Extended

1910

?

Wongawilli ? 

Unknown

Bulli Main Colliery (Wombarra Main)

1938

1972

Bulli

Wombarra

Bulli Mountain

1887

?

Bulli

Unknown

Bulli New Tunnel

1883

?

Bulli

Unknown

Bulli Old Tunnel

1863

1987

Balgownie & 

Bulli (Old) Colliery

1863

1987

Bulli

Bulli

Bulli (Sth) (Russel Vale Colliery site)

1885

?

Bulli 

See Russell Vale

Bulli Pass - Hillend - Bulli Steam Coal

1892

1902

Bulli

Natural coke mined 

Bulli No 2 Mine

1876

1974

Bulli

Bulli No 3 Mine

1903

1910

Bulli

Bulli No 4 Mine

1910

1914

Bulli

Bundanoon

1880

1897

Wongawilli

Unknown

 

 

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Carters Colliery

1878

?

American Creek ?

Joadja, location unknown

Cataract Creek (Breretons)

1873

1886

American Creek ?

Unknown

Central Illawarra Colliery

1919

1922

Bulli

Coal Cliff Colliery

1877

1991

Bulli

Coal Cliff 

Coledale Colliery (Nth. Bulli No.2 Colliery, part Excelsior)

1878

1902

Bulli

Coledale 

Collins Colliery

1896

1911

Wongawilli ?

Bundanoon

Cordeaux Colliery

1979

Bulli & Wongawilli

Mt Keira West

Corn Beef Colliery (nth side Old Bulli)

?

?

Coke (small mine)

Corrimal Colliery (merged with Cordeaux)

1889

1986

Bulli

Corrimal No.2 Colliery

1901

1942

Bulli

Corrimal-Balgownie Colliery (Corrimal Clly)

1906

?

Bulli

Corrimal-Balgownie No 2 Colliery

1924

1927

 

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