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Bonzle users have contributed 20 pictures of Plunkett Point Mine:

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Picture of / about 'Plunkett Point Mine' Tasmania - Plunkett Point Mine1 - Plunkett Point Mine (Contributed by: degjessop  576 pictures  )
The Plunkett Point Mine was opened three years after the establishment of Port Arthur Settlement and was worked by experienced coal miners who were being severely disciplined. This main shaft went down 92m as was constantly flooded. Three 'roads' led off from the shaft and extended some hundreds of metres.

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Picture of / about 'Plunkett Point Mine' Tasmania - Plunkett Point Mine2 - Plunkett Point Mine (Contributed by: degjessop  576 pictures  )
This boiler was used to pump out water from the mine and is the only relic at the site. The coal seam only allowed one man at a time at the coal face. The average digging was 3 tons per day.

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Picture of / about 'Plunkett Point Mine' Tasmania - Plunkett Point Mine3 - Plunkett Point Mine (Contributed by: degjessop  576 pictures  )
Entrance to the settlement site is by this informative display passage. It traces the whole history of the mine. The site is open daily and gives free access.

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Picture of / about 'Plunkett Point Mine' Tasmania - Plunkett Point Mine4 - Plunkett Point Mine (Contributed by: degjessop  576 pictures  )
The first sight of the settlement ruins as you emerge from the bush.

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Picture of / about 'Plunkett Point Mine' Tasmania - Plunkett Point Mine5 - Plunkett Point Mine (Contributed by: degjessop  576 pictures  )
The main ruin is the Settlement Square, a soundly built sandstone open square that housed the main operations of the settlement.

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