Great Wollongong Proprietary Coal Co.
(Mt Kembla to Mt Keira)
1888 – March, Wiley forms the “Great Wollongong Coal Syndicate” to operate the 2000 ac property between Mt Kembla and Mt Keira with the “Great Wollongong Proprietary Coal Company Limited”. The company’s holdings were increased to 7,000 acs during March. (Henry Patrick Lee ex Wollongong Library “Reports, Plans and Sections of the Great Wollongong Proprietary Coal Co. Ltd.1888)
1888 – Wiley’s Great Wollongong Proprietary Coal Co. Ltd. produced 24,500 ton in 1888 and “sank without a trace”. (DoMAR 1888)?
1889 – Mr W. Wiley’s property between Mt Keira and Mt Kembla and designated the Great Wollongong Coal Company has been floated on the London stock market. (Northern Star (Lismore) Wed Dec 4th 1889 p4)
1889 – The Pall Mall Gazette has published a report of an interview with Miss Alice Cornwall. Miss Cornwall intends to float the Great Wollongong Coal Company, with a capital of £1,000,000. (The West Australian (Perth) Mon. May 6th 1889 p3)