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Australasia Mine Disaster
Australasia Mine Disaster

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Monument commemorates the victims of the Australasian No 2 mine disaster.

In December 1882, 22 miners drowned when water flooded the New Australasian No 2 Mine in Creswick. Over three days, a frantic rescue was attempted to find 27 men underground. Only five survived.

Location

Address:Clunes- Creswick Road, Cemetery, Creswick, 3363
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.404474
Long: 143.886106
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Industrial
Actual Event STart Date:12-December-1882
Actual Event End Date:12-December-1882

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 3rd October, 1909
Front Inscription

MEMORIAL
Erected By
The Public In Memory
Of The 22 Members
Who Perished In The
Australasian Mining Disaster
12th Decr 1882

Unveiled By
W.P.Northcott J.P.
Octr 3rd 1883

Left Side Inscription

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Right Side Inscription

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Source: MA
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