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A plaque commemorates Albert Gadd who perished in the North Lyell Mine Disaster in 1913.
No more pathetic, incident was connected with that infinitely sorrowful tragedy of North Lyell than the death of Albert Gadd. The story is a simple one, and the more moving because of that. Albert Gadd was one of the miners who received warning in time to escape the fearful death which overtook so many of his fellows and he reached the top of the shaft in safety. But, realising the danger which he escaped, he was one of the first party which went back in the hope of reaching some of his fellows mid bringing them to safety. Several times he made the descent, and eventually had to give over his efforts because the deadly fumes proved too much for him. Later on, without fuss or publicity, he went to Launceston to a private hospital, where he died, as he had lived, quietly and without ostentation, poisoned by the gas which slew those whom he had tried to rescue.
The Mercury (Hobart), 25 February 1913.
|Address:||Driffield Street, Miners Siding, Queenstown, 7467|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -42.078383|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||12-October-1912|
|Actual Event End Date:||20-February-1913|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 12th October, 2012|
To the memory of Albert Mansfield Gadd
A brave miner
He died from mon-oxide poisoning
Gassed while rescuing his mates
In the North Lyell Mine Disaster
He died on 20th Feb. 1913 aged 32 years
Greater love hath no man than this that he gave up his life for his mates
Erected by the citizens of Queenstown on the 100th anniversary of the disaster
12th October 2012