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A monument commemorates miners who lost their lives in the Gympie and Kilkivan gold mines between 1868 and 1952. During that time 149 miners lost their lives.

Originally built as a project for out of work miners in late 1920s, the Calton Hill Park and Zig-Zag gardens serve as a memorial for those miners who lost their lives working on the Gympie goldfield. A memorial bearing their names at the top entrance to the park was dedicated to these menin 2008 as part of the rebuilding project. The refurbished park was reopened in 2009 as part of Queensland's 150th celebrations.


Address:Calton Terrace , Zig Zag Garden, Gympie, 4570
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.191507
Long: 152.663089
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Approx. Event Start Date:1868
Approx. Event End Date:1952


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 23rd February, 2008
Front Inscription

Memorial to the miners who died in accidents on Gympie goldfields  1868 - 1952

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Inscription in Proximity

Gympie Gold Miners Memorial
      Unveiled this day
     23 February 2008
Mayor Cr M J Venardos OAM
   Cooloola Shire Council

This memorial is part of
The Calton Hill Park Restoration

Project Partners
National Trust Gympie
Cooloola Heritage and Tourism Inc
Gympie Municipal Horticultural Society
Cooloo Shire Council
Queensland State Government

       As part of the
Queensland 150th Legacy Infrastructure Program



Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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