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The Linda Memorial was erected in memory of all those who have died in accidents in Mount Morgan Mine from 1894 to 1909.
On 5 November 1908, an accident occurred in the Linda section of the mine in which seven men where killed. Widespread concern and sympathy were evoked and a large public funeral was held. Five more miners were killed on 4 November of that year and a monument was erected for all who had died as the result of accidents in the Mount Morgan Mine; a total of 26 miners between 3 December 1894 and 28 July 1909.
THE LINDA MONUMENT UNVEILING CEREMONY. The monument erected in the Mount Morgan cemetery to the memory of the men who were killed in the mine accidents in September and November of last year was unveiled by the Mayor (Alderman J. Morrison) recently, in the presence of a very large assemblage. Mr. R. Honeywell (assistant mine manager), on behalf of the committee, asked the Mayor to perform the unveiling ceremony. The Mount Morgan Band, under the conductorship of Mr. J. L. McKelvie, then rendered the Dead March from "Saul." At the conclusion the Mayor said : "The idea of the monument emanated from the workers in the mine. I wish also to thank the thousands of subscribers to this beautiful monument, and also the Mount Morgan G.M. Company for the many favours they have granted the committee."
All the stone for this memorial came from the quarries of Mr. George Miller, Helidon, Queensland. The memorial was designed and carried out by Messrs. Busby and Thurlow, Brisbane, and the work has given entire satisfaction to the committee.
The Queenslander (Brisbane,), 27 November 1909.
|Address:||East Street South, Cemetery, Mount Morgan, 4714|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -23.65825|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-December-1894|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-July-1909|
|Monument Manufacturer:||Busby & Thurlow (Toowong, QLD)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 7th November, 1909|
THEIR FELLOW WORKMEN AND CITIZENS
TO THE MEMORY OF
THE MINERS WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES
IN THE MOUNT MORGAN MINE
UNVEILED 7th NOVEMBER, 1909
JOHN MORRISON ESQ.
AND THESE MEN KILLED IN THE
ACCIDENT ON 4th. NOVEMBER 1908
WHO ARE BURIED HERE
AND THESE MEN WHO WERE KILLED IN
THE ACCIDENT OF 5th. SEPTEMBER, 1908
ALL OF WHOM LIE BURIED HERE
WHO ARE BURIED IN GYMPIE