By Harry S
  • Discovery of Coal

    This was the first time coal was discovered in Australia at the mouth of the Hunter River by an escaped convict called William Bryant.
  • First Coalmine in Australia

    The first coalmine in Australia was built at the mounth of the Hunter River.
  • Settlement of Newcastle

    Governer King set up a permanant settlement which is now known as Newcastle and was a coalmining town.
  • Period: to

    Boiling seawater

    A process where the people boiled seawater with local coal from the mine.