Mount Bischoff Tin Mining Company. (1873-)

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Metallurgy; Mineralogy or Mining
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The Mount Bischoff Tin Mining Company was formed in 1873 under the direction of James Smith and Launceston solicitor, William Ritchie. The company ran the Mount Bischoff Tin Mine, which struggled to survive in the early days. This was mainly due to the fact that the unmade roads which accessed the mine were almost impassable for many months of the year. Eventually a tramway was built to overcome the transport problems and the mine became a successful venture. The Mount Bischoff Tin Mining Company was also responsible for installing Tasmania's first hydro electric generating plant (1893). The power was initially used to supply lighting for the works area and the Mine Manager's residence.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Mount Bischoff Tin Mining Company
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Mount Bischoff Tin Mines: Pioneers of Water Power in the Tasmanian Mining Industry
    Preston, Keith
    Published: 2010
    Series: Journal of Australasian Mining History, 8, 148-71
  3. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

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  1. COMPANIES ACT, 1936 (SECTION 323 (4)).
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 9 September 1938 [Issue No.132] p 3559

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