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(5 pictures)
Picture relating to Blair Athol - titled 'Hetherington Street, Blair Athol, 1950'
Picture relating to Blair Athol - titled 'Mine buildings at Blair Athol, 1950'
Picture relating to Blair Athol - titled 'Old mine site at Blair Athol, 1950'
Picture relating to Toowoomba - titled 'Toowoomba bus with driver on the Anzac Avenue, Toowoomba, ca. 1950'
Picture relating to Tarzali - titled 'Harry Bartlett's Ford 'Blitz' lorry with timber jinker, ca. 1950'

Old mine site at Blair Athol, 1950

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1950
(contact QldPics about this picture)


The old coal mining site shows small coal trucks on the rail line going up the hill. Several mine buildings are visible. Coal was originally discovered on the site in 1864, but it wasn't until the 1980s that the first commercial shipment of coal was despatched. Today Blair Athol Mine is managed by Rio Tinto Mines.

This picture is also part of the Bonzle Mining (open in new window) photo collection.