Blackheath Coal Company Limited 1885-1897

A quick Trove history of the short lived Blackheath Coal Company. 1885 to 1897.

SMH 16th July 1885
THE BLACKHEATH COAL COMPANY, Limited.
– Notice is hereby given that the directors have made the first
Call of 6d per Share on all A Shares, due and payable at my office,
4, Beresford-Chambers, 52, Castlereagh-street, Sydney, on FRI-

DAY, 31st July current.

July 16,1885 F R Ford Secretary

SMH 12th Jan 1886

BLACKHEATH COAL COMPANY, LIMITED.
The Second Half-yearly Ordinary GENERAL MEETING of the
Shareholders is hereby convened to be held at No, 4, Beresford
Chambers. 52, Castlereagh-street, Sydney, on THURSDAY, 28th
January, current, at 3.45 p.m.
Business : To receive and adopt the Directors’ Report and
Balance-sheet for the half-year ending 31st December last, to elect

two Directors in place of Messrs. S W. Webb and J. G. North,
who retire by agreement, but are eligible for re-election, and an
Auditor, in place of Mr. A. R. Troup, who retires, but is also
eligible for re-election, and to transact such other business as may
be brought before the meeting in accordance with the Articles of
Association.
By order of the Board.

Sydney, January 12th, 188B._T. P. FORD. Secretary.

Evening News 29th Jan 1886  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article111183806   ALSO Bathurst Free Press 9th Feb 1886

 

 

 

Sydney January 18th 1888

SMH 29th Jan 1886

The second half-yearly meeting of the Blackheath
Coal-mining Company, Limited, was hold this after-
noon, Hon. E. Webb, M.L.O., in the chair. The report
stated that splendid coal had been struck, the seam
being 5 foot 6 inches thick. To date £24,750 of capital
had been called up, of which £204 was at the credit of
the company in the bank. The report was adopted.
Messrs. J. G. North and S. W. Webb were re-elected
directors, and Mr. A. R. Troup was again chosen as

auditor.

SMH 5th April 1886

BLACKHEATH COAL COMPANY, Limited.

NOTICE is hereby given that the Directors have made a
CALL the fifth) of (3d) Threepence per share on nil A Shares
due and payable on or before 20th instant, at the Company’s
Office. Beresford-chambers. 52, Castlereagh-street, Sydney. By
order of the Board. P. P. FORD, Sec. Sydney, April 3, 1836.

SMH 29thMay 1886  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13632504  and 5th June SMH

B L A C K H E A T H
For SALE. 80 ACRES, within 20 minutes’ walk of STATION,
adjoining the property of the BLACKHEATH COAL CO.,
having about 3000 feet frontage to the railway, the whole of which
frontage is suitable for BUILDING SITES and ORCHARDS.
Price, £8 per acre. i.e., about 4s 3d a foot for railway frontages,
by a depth of from 14 to 2½ chains.

Evening Mews 22 Jul 1886   http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article107288047

Blackheath Coal-muting Co.— A meeting of
this company, which was to have been held on Wed
nesday afternoon, July 21, was postponed till the
28th instant.

SMH 9th October 1886   http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13616760

FOR SALE, under Instructions from mortgagee, one
undivided third share in 40 Acres, Blackheath, good coal
seam found. Long frontage to railway. Magnificent Residence
Site, on the brow of Kanimbla Valley. Price £200, cash or terms/
RICE and LANE, 118, Pitt-street.

SMH 8 Jan 1887

Blackheath Coal Company does not show in DIGS or Govt. Gazette.

SMH 20th Jan 1887  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13625258

BLACKHEATH COAL COMPANY, Limited -The
Adjourned Fourth Half-yearly Ordinary General MEETING
of the Shareholders will be held at the Office of the Company 52
Castlereagh-street, Sydney, on THURSDAY, 27th instant, at 1:30
pm,
W. FORD, Secretary
Sydney, January 20.1887.

SMH 11th March `1887  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13629114
NOTICE is hereby given that unless Mr. BADGER,
Contractor, late of Blackheath, proceeds at once with his
contract in accordance with the terms therein, it is the
intention of the Directors to carry out the same at his. risk and
cost.
By order of the Board
F. P. FORD,
Secretary,
Blackheath Coal Company, Limited.

SMH 3rd may 1887  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13653761
BLACKHEATH COAL COMPANY, Limited.
TENDERS are invited until WEDNESDAY, 11th last. at
noon for Driving an Adit, 100 vards.at Blackheath. Specifications
may be seen and all information obtained from D. Nicholson,
Blackheath, or at the offices of the Company 52 Castlereagh St Tenders to be addressed to F P Ford secretary 52 Castlereagh St By order of the board

Tenders to be addressed F. P. FORD, Secretary, 52,
Castlereagh street. by order of the Board.
Sydney May 2 1887

SMH 18th Jan 1888  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13664201

BLACKHEATH COAL COMPANY-, Limited
The Sixth half year Ordinary General MEETING of the
Shareholders-, is hereby convened to he held at the Company’s
Office 52 Castlereagh-street, Sydney, on TUESDAY, 31st instant,
at 1 30 p m
Business To receive the Directors’ Report and Balance sheet
for the half-year ending 31st December last to elect two
(2) Directors in lieu of Hon E Webb and “Mr J B
Henson and an Auditor in lieu of Mr J C. Taylor, who
all retire but are eligible for re-election
By order of the Board
F P FORD Secretary

SMH 23 Jan 1889  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13711395

BLACKHEATH COAL COMPANY, Limited
The Eighth Half-yearly Ordinary General MEETING of the
Shareholders is hereby convened, to be hold at Beresford
cbambers, 52. Castlereagh-street, Sydney, on WEDNESDAY,
30th January curent, at 3 p.m.
BUSINESS:
To receive and adopt Directors’ Report and Balance-sheet
for half-year ending 31st December last, and to trans-
act any other business that may be brought forward
in accordance with the Articles of Association.
By order of the Board.
F. P. FORD,
Secretary.
Sydney, January 22.1889._

SMH 13 Jul 1889 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13742411

BLACKHEATH COAL COMPANY, Limited
The Eighth Half-yearly Ordinary General MEETING of the
Shareholders is hereby convened, to be hold at Beresford
cbambers, 52. Castlereagh-street, Sydney, on WEDNESDAY,
26th July curent, at 4:15 p.m.
BUSINESS:
To receive and adopt Directors’ Report and Balance-sheet
for half-year ending 31st December last, and to trans-
act any other business that may be brought forward
in accordance with the Articles of Association.
By order of the Board.
F. P. FORD,
Secretary.

Illustrated Sydney News  14th Nov 1889 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63622219

 

SMH 21st jan 1890 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13756741   also 254th Jan 1890

BLACKHEATH COAL COMPANY, Limited.
The Tenth Half-yearly Ordinary General MEETING of the
Shareholders is hereby convened to be held at the Compam’s
Office, 30. Castlereagh-strcet, Sydney, on FRIDAY, the 31st
instant, at 4.30 p.m.
BUSINESS
To receive the Directors’ Report and Balance-sheet for
the half-year ending 31st December last.
To elect two (2) Directors in lieu of Hon. E. Webb and
Mr. J. B. Henson, who retire, but are eligible
for re-election.
To elect an Auditor.
By order of the Board.
F. P. FORD,
Secretary.

SMH 17th Jan 1891  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28275358


THE BLACKHEATH , COAL COMPANY,
Limited.
NOTICE ls hereby given that the twelfth half-yearly
Ordinary General MEETING of the Shareholders will be
held at the Offices of the Company. Beresford
Chambers. Castlereagh-street, Sydney, on THURSDAY,
twenty-ninth day of. January instant, at fifteen minute»
past 4 o’clock in the afternoon. Business : To receive and
adopt the.Directors’ report and balance-sheet for the half
year just ended ; to elect two Directors in place of Messrs,
Webb and Henson, and an Auditor In place of Mr. Troup,
all of-whom retire, but are eligible fer re-election; and to
transact any other business that may be brought forward In
accordance with the Articles of Association.
By order of the Board.
F. P. FORD,
Secretary.

SMH 24th jul 1891   http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13832288

BLACKHEATH COAL COMPANY, Limited.
The thirteenth Half-Yearly Ordinary General MEET-
ING of tho Shareholders is hereby convened to be held at
the Company’s Office, 30 Castlereagh-street, Sydney, on
FRIDAY, 31st July, 1891, at 4.16 p.m. Business : To receive
and adopt the Directors’ Report and Balance-sheet for the
half-year ending 3Oth June, 1891, and to transact such other
business as may he brought before the meeting in accordance
with the Articles of Association. By order of the Board.
F. P. FORD Secretary

Katoomba Times  22 Jul 1892    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article194112129

There is a rumour of a deputation going to inter-
view the Minister re the road from here into
Kanimbla Valley. A native of that part told me
the other day that the proposed road in question
meets the approbation of the residents out that
way, and that it can be made thoroughly prac-
ticable for about £1000 from start to finish. He
says, “they may talk as they like, but there is no
other route for a road to be made with such an easy
grade and at such a low cost as the Blackheath
Coal Mines road to Cullenbenbong.” There now,
the cat is out of the big. Who’s going to gain say
it.

Aust Town & Country Journal  12 Nov 1892   http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71206366

The Orphan Rock is situated to the
immediate right of the Katoomba Falls, and from
it a view of this cascade may be obtained. Coal
Mine Gully (Blackheath) and Coal Mine Valley
(Katoomba) are very beautiful spots, and receive
due admiration from visitors to those places.

SMH  24th Jan 1893   http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13894569

BLACKHEATH COAL COMPANY Limited:
The Sixteenth Half-yearly Ordinary General MEET-
ING of the shareholders is hereby convened to be held at
the Company’s Office, 10 Castlereagh-street, Sydney), on
TUESDAY 31st January 1893, at 4 15 p,m Business
To receive and adopt the Directors’ Report and Balance
Sheet for this, half-year ending 31st December 1892 to
elect a Director in place of Mr J B North, who retire«,
and also an Auditor, both are eligible for re-election and
to transact such other business as may be brought before
the meeting, in accordance with the at tides of association.

By order of the board F P FOHD, Secretary

SMH 22 Jan 1894   http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13938261

BLACKHEATH COAL COMPANY,
J. Limited.
Tho Eighteenth Hnlf-)carlv Ordinär) General MEET-
ING of the Shareholders is hereby eonicnod to be held at
tho Company’s Office. 28 Castlereagh-atreet, S)dn<y, on
WEDNESDAY, 31»t Januar), 1891, at 4 16 p m
Business.
To receive and adopt the Directors’ Report and
Balance-sheet for tho hnlf-)car ending 31st
Decombor, 1893 . ,
To elect two Directors in plnoo of Messrs Webb and
Henson, and nlso an Auditor, all of whom retiro,
but are cluible for ro-ekction, and to transact
such other business ns may bo brought before the
meeting m accordance with tho Articles of Asso-
ciation _ .
By order of the Hoard,
F. P. FORD.
Secretar)-.

SMH 27Mar 1895  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13995216

B L A C K H E A T H
To SPECULATORS, CAPITALISTS, and Others.
1383 ACRES of LAND, being the estate of the BLACK-
HEATH COAL COMPANY, Limited. It will be sub-
mitted in ONE LOT. This ESTATE comprises some of
the Choicest Residence Sites on this popular part of the
Blue Mountains, and being intact, offers exceptional in-
ducements to speculators and inventors. The Western
alopes present grand outlooks into the Kanimbla Valley ,
whilst on the long stretch of sheltered Eastern Slopes are
many places suitable for the growth of English fruits. The
Estate is situate about 600 yards from Blackheath railway
station, to which there is a road laid out through interven-
ing allotments. The “Mermaids’ Cave” and the ” Coal
Mine-road,” so well known to tourists, are on this pro-
perty. The latter will no doubt in the future become one
of the principal loads into the Kanimbla Valley, and pos-
sibly a short cut to the Jenolan Caves. Coal seams underlie
the Estate, and crop out in the banks of Pulpit Hill and
Blackheath creeks. The seam corresponding to the Lith-
gow seam was opened up on the borders of the estate, and
showed a thickness of about 4ft 9in of good coal. As a
coal property the property is worthy of attention, and with
a trainage of only 71 miles, should monopolise the Sydney
and suburban market for Mountain coal.

Mountaineer Katoomba 24th April 1896 and 1st May  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article194841231

PUBLIC NOTICE.
PERSONS found removing Tree Ferns,
stripping Bark or otherwise damaging
the Blackheath Glen from Blackheath to
Kanimbla will be prosecuted.
FORD & TROUP, Sydney,
Trustees Blackheath Coal Company.
Office : Castlereagh street, Sydney.

NSW Govt Gazette 19th Mar 1897


NOTICE is hereby given that, at an Extraordinary (general
meeting of the Blackheath Coal Company (Limited), held at the
Company’s Offices, 28, Castlereagh-street, Sydney, on Saturday,
the 6tli day of March, 1897, at 10 o’clock, the following
Extraordinary Resolutions were passed:—
” That the Company be wound up voluntarily under the provi-
sions of the Companies’ Act, and that Alexander Keith
Troup be and he is hereby appointed Liquidator for the
purposes of such winding-up.”
” That the sum of five guineas be fixed as the remuneration to be
paid to the Liquidator.”
E. WEBB,
Dated this 8th day of March, 1897. Chairman.
5167 5s.

SMH 9th Mar 1897

IN THE MATTER OF THE BLACKHEATH COAL
CO, Ltd (in Liquidation, Sydney -NOTICE is
hereby given that the Creditors of the abovenamed Company
are required on or before the 25th day of March instant,
to send their Names and Addresses and the particulars
of their Debts and Claims, and the Names and
addresses of their solicitors (if any) to the undersigned,
ALEXANDER REITH TROP, the liquidator of the
said Company, at the office of the Company, Number 28
Castlereagh-street, Sydney and if so required, by notice
in writing from the said Liquidator, are by their Solicitors,
to come in and prove their said Debts or Claims at such
time and place as shall be specified in such notice, or in
default thereof they will be excluded from the benefit of
any distribution made before such debts are proved.

Dated this 6th day of March, A.D. 1897.

SMH 21 Apr 1897  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14103822 also Govt Gazette 

THE BLACKHEATH COAL COMPANY Limited in Liquidation
NOTICE in hereby given that a General MEETING of
the Blackheath Coal Company Limited will be held at
Fitt-Evan-chambers 28 Castlereagh street, Sydney on
WEDNESDAY 20th MAY 1897 at 11 o clock in the fore
noon, for the following purpose namely –
To receive the Accounts of the Liquidator showing
the manner in which the winding-tip has been
conducted and to have any explanation thereon
that it may be desirable to give
A. R. TROUP

Líquidator

29th Nov 2021

Site inspection of possible mine site on Megalong Road.

Large flat area on Western side of the road. Because of the flat produced for the mine loading site, this has been used for stockpiling road base materials for many years. It is covered in road debris, so I couldn’t find any coal remnants.

There is an obvious road leading off 50 meters to the North at the end of which is the blown down adit heading into the hill to the West.

The adit is directly behind the large green rock.

 

The access road to the adit which is over my right shoulder.