Coalfields, Western Port : progress report of the Board

Corporate Author: Victoria. Western Port Coalfields Board
Other Authors: Couchman, Thomas, 1831-1915, Hodgkinson, Clement, 1818-1893, Smyth, R. Brough 1830-1889
Published: Melbourne : John Ferres, Government Printer, 1871
Parliamentary Paper Number: Parliamentary paper (Victoria. Parliament) ; 1871, no. 96
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Item Description: "Presented to both Houses of Parliament by His Excellency's command"
The Board (also known as the Coal Commission) was appointed at some time between June 19th and October 16th 1871 to ascertain whether there was a sufficient supply of coal in the Westernport area to justify the Victorian colonial government building a light railway connection.
Board comprised: Clement Hodgkinson (Secretary Dept. of Crown Lands and Survey), R. Brough Smyth (Secretary Dept. of Mines) and Thomas Couchman (mining district surveyor)
Physical Description: 5p. ; 33cm.