Collection UQFL195 - Binnie Family Records

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Binnie Family Records


  • 1902-1966. (Creation)

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12 boxes, 29 parcels, 147 maps.

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Biographical history

The Binnie family, especially William Binnie, and his father Archibald Binnie, were actively engaged in the development of the Queensland coal industry for much of the twentieth century. While the family interests were primarily centred in the Ipswich region, William Binnie also played a central role in the development of the Central Queensland coal fields. He was the Secretary of the West Moreton Colliery Owners Association in 1906 and Manager of the Blackheath Colliery in 1908. By the 1960s W. Binnie with R. Binnie, A. Binnie, M.D. Binnie were the directors of United Collieries Pty. Ltd.

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Records, 1902-1966.
Collection alternatively titled as: Binnie Family Collection.

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Consignment books, sales journals, ledgers, cash books, receipt books, wages/salaries books, insurance registers, day books, petty cash books. Mine record books, agenda books and minutes. Note books from the Blackheath Colliery, Bonnie Dundee Coal Company, Harts Aberdare Collieries Ltd., Caledonian Collieries, Edward S. Cornwall Colliery and Rothwell Haigh Colliery. Maps and plans of above collieries and geological and topographical survey maps.

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Unrestricted access.

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  • English

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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