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Memorial dedicated to those miners who lost their lives while digging for coal in the Ipswich and Rosewood mines. The memorial features two cement pylons, representing a stratigraphic image of the Ipswich and Rosewood coalfields, placed in front of a 20 metre bronze wall bearing the names of those miners lost.

The wall displays the details of each man and boy who was killed whilst working in a mine in the Ipswich Rosewood mining region. Each person is represented by a round 'torch hole' cut through the wall and their name, age, location of incident and date of passing are etched alongside. The holes are spread along the wall chronologically from left to right which results in a full depiction of the scale of lives lost during the Ipswich Rosewood coalmining era.

The 'torch holes' are backlit to represent the ubiquitous miner's lamp and the light colour changes subtly at various stages along the wall to represent the changes in technology and lighting sources used for torches over time. Also the lower part of the metal wall is etched with images of topographic sections of the region. The wall represents both the personal details of the miners and the geological information of the regions in which they were lost. At the end of the metal wall is a monolithic concrete blade which is lightly etched with an image of St Barbara. St Barbara is the patron saint of mining.


Address:Chermside & Griffith Roads, Limestone Park, Ipswich, 4305
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.622817
Long: 152.769622
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Monument Designer:Liam Proberts (Bureau & Proberts )


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:September-2015
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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