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Dennistoun in New Zealand

Alan posted on the 17/02/2019 10:38:20 AM

Are any aware that in NZ ,west coast to be exact ,there is a small town with coal mines named after Dennistoun in Scotland , it is not that busy now but in the past it was a hive of industry .

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#1 - Iain C. Robertson A.k.l. N.Z. replied on the 20/02/2019 6:15:50 PM

There is a book called Dennistoun Rose which depicts life in the mine on the early days of the Dennistoun mine on the west of the South Island.
Enjoy Iain.
Left Dennistoun in 1964 ex Whitehill St.

#2 - The Mentalist replied on the 20/02/2019 6:18:24 PM

Interesting. Must google it.

#3 - Bill replied on the 20/02/2019 11:17:08 PM

Coal mining township in the South Island, New Zealand


#4 - The Mentalist replied on the 22/02/2019 11:13:55 AM

Sounds like a pretty grim place according to Wiki.

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