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Monument and graves of all seventy-five miners who died in an explosion.

In 1910 coalmining started at Mount Mulligan. A new mining town was built and in 1914 a branch line from Dimbulah was established. The town prospered until 19 September 1921 when an underground explosion killed 75 miners. At the time this accounted for every miner working in the mine. They are all buried in the local cemetery. It was one of Australia`s worst mining disasters and is still the worst to have occurred in Queensland.

Location

Address:Cemetery, Mount Mulligan, 4871
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -16.857222
Long: 144.8775
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Industrial
Actual Event STart Date:19-September-1921
Actual Event End Date:19-September-1921

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:May-2008
Source: MA
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