Happy new year from the Coal Mines Historic Site

The site is looking great, with the common teatrees (Leptospermum scoparium) starting to bloom (see photo).

A bit more about the clay pipe we found (see previous post). It seems it wasn’t owned by someone called Edward (although it may have been) but came from Edwards the tobacconist whose premises were Honey-dew House in Liverpool Street, Hobart (which incidentally burnt down in a ‘Great Fire’ in 1854). So a relatively local pipe.

Our Volunteer Program is ready to kick off again for the year, so please get in touch if you’re interested in assisting. Transport to and from Hobart is available by arrangement, so message us and we’ll get back to you with details.

Common teatree (Leptospermum scoparium) starting to bloom at the Coal Mines Historic Site

Common teatree (Leptospermum scoparium) starting to bloom at the Coal Mines Historic Site