A history of brown coal.

OMG isn’t this amazing ? A costume representing electricity (see the pylon headdress ?) worm by Jessie Clarke at the Pageant of Nations held at the Melb Town Hall as part of the #CentenaryOfMelbourne in 1934. It’s at the @state_library_victoria exhibition Velvet Iron Ashes, about a third of it devoted to the #StateElectricityCommission. Photos of #Yallourn, the power station and the town – that was demolished in the 80s to make way for more coal mine ! And Burnie Briquette, I vaguely remember briquettes, might have used them in our fireplaces. And a lump of coal.

So much #carbonpollution, our #browncoal emits more carbon than black coal for the same energy produced ☹️

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