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01-March-2020
01-March-2020

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The Geology Museum was opened in 1986 to commemorate the centenary of the proving of the Greta Coal Seam by T.W.Edgeworth Davis in 1886. 

In April 1886, Edgeworth David began surveying the Hunter Valley coalfields and in August discovered the Great coal seam which yielded over £50,000,000 worth of coal up to 1949. Much of his time during the next four years was spent near Maitland where he was still tracing and mapping the coal measures and reporting to the government on other matters of commercial value.

Location

Address:262 Leggetts Drive, Richmond Vale Railway Museum, Richmond Vale, 2327
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.860183
Long: 151.484193
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event Start Date:03-August-1886
Actual Event End Date:03-August-1986

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 3rd August, 1986
Front Inscription

PROFESSOR SIR T. W. EDGEWORTH DAVID
GEOLOGY MUSEUM
Commemorating the Centenary
of the proving of the Greta Coal Seam in Swamp Creek Abermain,
by T. W. Edgeworth David
- 3rd August 1886 -

Officially opened by Mr. J. M. WILCOX
Chairman of the Joint Coal Board
- 3rd August 1986 -
This museum was established with the generous assistance of the
JOINT COAL BOARD 

S. G. Williams            Mayor City of Cessnock
A. J. Frame O. A. M. Chairman Richmond main Historic Park Board of Management

Source: MA
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