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Miners at the Denniston coal mine drill into the rock face and insert dynamite into the hole. Pick axes are used to break up the coal which is shovelled into carts and transported down the Denniston incline to the wharf at Westport.

0 ft “Miners at work in a Coalmine.”
230 ft “Trucks coming out of mine fastened to endless wire rope.”
286 ft “Shewing method of fastening trucks to travelling cable.”
347 ft “Views of rope road, and trucks arriving at coal bins.
441 ft “Coal leaving the bins at top of Incline.”
590 ft “View of Incline, height 2,000 feet.”
755 ft “Loading coal into boats at Westport.”
917 ft Last picture frame.

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Year 1928

Reference number F5222

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Actuality

Duration 0:09:47