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1909

Wankie (Rhodesia) Coal, Railway and Exploration Company Limited is reconstituted as the Wankie Colliery Company Limited with annual production of over a quarter of a million metric tonnes of coal.


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1903

First consignment of coal leaving by railway for Bulawayo where previously transportation was by ox drawn wagons.


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1902

January saw the main incline shaft or main drift, of what became No. 1 Colliery, reaching the coal


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1899

The Wankie (Rhodesia) Coal, Railway and Exploration Company was registered on 22 April with an authorised share capital of one million pounds.


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1897

The commencement of official prospecting and surveying of coal deposits in the Hwange District.


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