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WORKERS at the Nymboida Colliery in the 1970s cut their own timber onsite to use as props underground.
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Being short was handy as the miners would often have to watch out for the low roof as they shovelled coal.

 

While the conditions the workers faced were decades behind the industry standards of the time, the tale of Nymboida proved that a union could profitably run a mine and led to the development of the United Colliery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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