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The Ipswich and Rosewood Coalminers Memorial PDF Print E-mail
The Haenke Foundation is assisting the organising committee and Trust in the development of an Ipswich - Rosewood Coalminers Memorial to be built in Limestone Park during the later half of 2012. This memorial will initially recognise the 184 people who lost their lives from a coal mining accident that became the subject of a Minings Wardens enquiry.
Last Updated ( Friday, 25 May 2012 17:27 )
West Moreton Shaft - 'Jessie Brown' Project PDF Print E-mail

The site was purchased by the Haenke Foundation in November 2011 with assistance from the Mineworkers Trust. The site is located at 10 Ella St. Blackstone and contains the 1880's remains of the West Moreton shaft and the winder called 'Jessie Brown'. The 270 metre deep mineshaft has been filled the area fenced. The winder will be restored to a limited extent. The winder, built in the early 1880's, and assembled on this site for a grand opening in 1887 was the largest and most powerful steam engine and winder in the state. The winder is the largest ever built by Harkness and it is the one and only winder used for coal mining still insitu in Australia.

After the restoration the site will be open to the public.

Coal Mining History in Ipswich DVD PDF Print E-mail
A DVD is currently being produced by the Toadshow company as a film on the theme of "Then and Now" for the Coal Mining History of Ipswich.
Computerisation of Alan Brims Mining Research Information PDF Print E-mail
The Willis L. Haenke Historical Foundation is currently funding the transfer of old Mining Reports from the Queensland Government Mining Journal from paper to a Web-based format. This information will be able to be searched and publicly available once proof-read. More information will be released as this project progresses. We have also converted a number of old mining related articles from the Queensland Times.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 30 October 2011 21:23 )
Abermain Junction, Tivoli Coke Ovens PDF Print E-mail

In partnership with Powerlink and the Rotary Club of Ipswich North this project has commenced.

Last Updated ( Friday, 06 May 2011 12:53 )
Klondyke Coke Ovens - North Ipswich PDF Print E-mail

Situated on the banks of the Mi-Hi Creek, this site can be viewed from the bottom of Power St, North Ipswich, adjacent to the recently opened Brassall to Ipswich Bikeway.

Original State of the site.

Anticipated outcomes: The preservation of the Coke Ovens and the site in general.

Actions completed to date include: A chainwire fence has been erected fully around the site.

Last Updated ( Friday, 06 May 2011 12:55 )
Recording of Oral Histories PDF Print E-mail

The recording of oral histories of people involved in the Ipswich Coal Mining Industry. The Trustees have appointed Mrs Margaret Cook nee Pullar, Historian, of Newtown to undertake these interviews. She began the recording in September 2007. The list of those interviewed can be viewed here.

Click on Read more to see the list of those interviewed to date..

Click here to access completed histories.


Last Updated ( Sunday, 30 October 2011 21:20 )