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18-March-2021
18-March-2021

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The Avenue of Honour planted at the site of the Australasia Mine commemorates the 27 miners who were trapped underground in the flooded mine in 1882. The avenue was planted in 2007, the 125th anniversary of the tragedy. 

A cairn is located at the site of the Australasian No 2 mine which was flooded in December 1882, drowning twenty-two men. Five men were rescued.  Over three days, a frantic rescue was attempted to find 27 men underground.

Location

Address:Australasia Drive, Creswick, 3363
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.399656
Long: 143.878464
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Avenue of Honour
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Industrial
Actual Event Start Date:12-December-1882
Actual Event End Date:12-December-1882

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 12th December, 2007
Front Inscription

Plaque:

This Avenue honours 27 miners trapped underground in the flooded New Australasian Mine No 2 on the 12th December 1882.

Those who perished :

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Survivors

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Est. 125th Anniversary 12th December 2007. 

Source: MA
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