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Box Flat Mining Disaster Memorial Closeup
Box Flat Mining Disaster Memorial Closeup

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The Memorial commemorates the loss of seventeen miners at Box Flat Colliery in 1972. .

On the 31st July 1972 in Box Flat mine at 2.47 am, 17 miners were killed. Fourteen were underground and three were at the surface of the pithead. Twelve others were seriously injured, three hospitalised, two seriously hurt, and one man died 14 months later directly as a result of injuries.

Location

Address:Swanbank Road, Swanbank, 4306
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.657222
Long: 152.808056
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Industrial
Actual Event STart Date:31-July-1972
Actual Event End Date:31-July-1972

Dedication

Front Inscription

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
IN THE BOX FLAT EXPLOSION
31ST JULY 1972

(Names)

Back Inscription

This Carving Commemorates
Those Who Lost Their Lives
In The Box Flat Mine Explosion
       31st July 1972.

Inscription in Proximity
BOX FLAT 
MEMORIAL
Source: MA
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