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King Coal’s loyal foot-soldiers on the job
Left to right: Joel Fitzgibbon, MP, ALP Federal Member for Hunter; Stephen Galilee, CEO, Minerals Council of NSW; Mark Latham MLC, NSW One Nation Party leader; John Barilaro, NSW National Party leader. Photo from Joel Fitzgibbon's Twitter account.

King Coal’s loyal foot-soldiers on the job

Opinion by Greg Ray The photo tells you much about the coal industry in NSW. A bunch of political bottom-feeders in uniform for the fading but still wealthy King Coal.…

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James Gayner of Hamilton: coalminer, storekeeper and newsagent
James Gayner and his son Mathew at the family's general store in Tudor Street, Hamilton, circa 1880. Photo from Al Gayner.

James Gayner of Hamilton: coalminer, storekeeper and newsagent

In the photo above, the bearded gent is James Gayner, with his son Mathew, (born in 1875 and then aged about three), outside the family's general store and paper shop…

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