Blackball Coal Mine publication cover
The Blackball Coal Mine site is one of several heritage places that collectively comprise the coal mining heritage of the Blackball area.
A short walk to the historic coal mine is an interesting extra when visiting Blackball, a proud old mining town with loads of character and significant as the only original mining town in New Zealand which is still populated.
- Summarises the high heritage significance of the site, with particular reference to the historic 1908 crib time strike and the continued existence of Blackball as a rare example of a historic mining town.
Specifies work that will conserve important heritage fabric at the site to assist its stabilisation and long-term preservation.
Suggests a partnership with the Blackball community that can support their cultural connection with this site and provide business opportunities by developing its potential to enhance visitor experience at Blackball.