Allendale

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James H. Wishart's Premises, Allendale, c1900. Photography by Vere & Vere, Daylesford.

Allendale is a small town in Victoria, near Smeaton.

In 1949 there were thirteen hotels between Allendale and Broomfield.[1]

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Ventilation in the Allendale Mines

In the early days of mining at Allendale lack of ventilation caused black outs and lack of time caused by the influx of carbon dioxide. These conditoins existed for many years until Richard Squire got busy to ensure the miners had good air to beathe and work in. At the West Berry Consols he installed two powerful blowers, put 20 inch pipes down the shaft, and 16 inch pipes right through all main reef drives. To show their appreciattion the men of Creswick and Allendale tendered Richard Squire with a banquet at Creswick Town Hall.[2]

Buinesses and people from Allendale


References

  1. Reminiscences of James Bowes, 1949. Federation University Cat. No. 19664. Gift of R. Newman.
  2. Reminiscences of James Bowes, 1949. Federation University Cat. No. 19664. Gift of R. Newman.


See also

Gold Ore Mining

West Berry Consols



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