Gympie Gold Miners MemorialPrint Page Print this page


Photographs supplied by John Huth

The monument commemorates the 149 miners who died in the Gympie and Kilkivan gold mines between 1868 and 1952. 

Originally built as a project for out of work miners in late 1920s, the Calton Hill Park and Zig-Zag gardens serve as a memorial for those miners who lost their lives working on the Gympie goldfield. A memorial bearing their names at the top entrance to the park was dedicated to these men in 2008 as part of the rebuilding project. The refurbished park was reopened in 2009 as part of Queensland's 150th celebrations.


Address:Calton Terrace , Zig Zag Park, Calton Hill, Gympie, 4570
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.191507
Long: 152.663089
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map


Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Approx. Event Start Date:1868
Approx. Event End Date:1952


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 23rd February, 2008
Front Inscription

Memorial to the miners who died in accidents on Gympie goldfields  

1868 - 1952

[ Names ]


Inscription in Proximity

Gympie Gold Miners Memorial

Unveiled this day 23 February 2008 by Mayor Cr M J Venardos OAM Cooloola Shire Council

This memorial is part of the Calton Hill Park Restoration

Project Partners
National Trust Gympie
Cooloola Heritage and Tourism Inc
Gympie Municipal Horticultural Society
Cooloo Shire Council
Queensland State Government as part of the Queensland 150th Legacy Infrastructure Program


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au