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The 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
Long: 145.556044
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:12-October-1912
Actual Event End Date:20-February-1913


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 12th October, 2012
Front Inscription

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

Source: MA
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