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Newnes Oil Shale Jacket


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In the early 20th Century, Newnes and its surrounds in the Wolgan Valley, NSW was a thriving hub of oil shale mining with a population of almost 1,000 people, but then, as quickly as it began, the Commonwealth Oil Corporation’s shale interests moved on and with it the town dramatically shrank to four families by the year 1940.

Today, Newnes is best known for its camping, walks and hikes and you’re more likely to bump into a wallaby or wombat than a person, but you are certain to find remains of its former shale industry and the mark it left on the landscape.


FUN FACT: The only surviving remains of the Newnes Railway, a 50km stretch of track which connected to Lithgow is a tunnel, near to the site of the former town, now inhabited by glowworms, it is known as The Glowworm Tunnel.


100% Handwoven Raw Silk
Lining: Bemberg

Buttons: Spanish Buffalo Horn
Weave Time: 256 days
Weave Yield: 30. yards

Newnes Oil Shale

Fabric#: 1532

Measuring Guide

All of our garments are hand cut and will have a small natural variance in size (+/-0.5")

We intend to make these to measure in most cases, so we will contact you for your measurements after purchase. These measurements are based on garments, not your body. Please measure your favourite shirt and compare to pick your closest size.

If you want to see a more complete guide to taking measurements, see our measuring guide here.

Delivery Times

Please note all jackets including specified sizes and Made to Measure currently require up to 4 - 6 weeks production time (due to supply chains affected by the global pandemic) unless otherwise confirmed at purchase. It is likely your jacket will be ready for collection or dispatched sooner and we undertake every measure possible to ensure expediency. We thank you for your understanding during these extraordinary times.


Sydney Metropolitan area: 2-3 business days

Regional NSW, & other States and Territories: 2-5 business days

New Zealand: 2-5 business daysRest of World: 5-10 business days

Please note: All stated delivery estimates are subject to stock availability and delivery location, and are to be considered as guides.  On rare occasion, circumstances beyond our shipping providers' control may cause an unforeseen delay with your delivery for which we sincerely apologise.