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Mining. Europeans began mining coal in New Zealand in the 1840s. At first, men went underground and dug out the coal with picks and shovels. In the early 1900s men used explosives and compressed-air machines in mines to cut coal from the seam. The coal was loaded into wagons and taken out of the mine. From the 1990s high-pressure water jets ...

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