• First Discovery

    William Bryant, escaping European convict, discovered coal in New South Wales, Australia at the Hunter River
  • Next Discovery

    The second discovery of coal was by William Clarke. He found it in the south coast of New South Wales (near the present- day city of Thirroul).
  • The First Coalmine

    Australia established its first coalmine at the Hunter River, where the first coal was discovered.
  • Newcastle

    The Govener King set up aet up a settlemant named Newcastle. Newcastle became Australia's central coal trade.
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    Seawater Coal

    Coal was first used to make coal. The people boiled seawater with coal.
  • Australian Agricultural Company

    The Australian Agricultural Company's coal works at Newcastle.