Birchgrove

Wealthy waterfront suburb located on the north west slope of the Balmain peninsula. It is named after Birch Grove House, home of John Birch, paymaster of the 73rd Regiment.

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Balmain Colliery

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Attempts to mine the coal under Sydney started in the 1870s but, despite the efforts of several companies and a miners' cooperative, the Balmain Colliery was never a commercially successful producer of coal or gas and finally closed in 1950.