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The monument commemorates those who were killed in the Moura Moura No 2 Mine in August 1994. The memorial area contains individual memorials to the victims and information plaques relating to the tragedy. 

Twenty-one men were working underground at the Moura No 2 mine on August 7, 1994 when at 11.35pm, an explosion tore through the mine and only ten men escaped. The remaining men, working in a more southern area, failed to resurface.

Two days later, on August 9, a second, more violent, explosion shook the mine at 12.20pm. It was after this devastating blast that all rescue efforts were abandoned and the mine sealed, with all workers assumed dead.  The entombed miners included a crew of eight undertaking first workings for pillar development, as well as a beltman, a sealing contractor and an assisting miner.


Address:Gibihi Road, Dawson Mine, Moura, 4718
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -24.588841
Long: 150.031161
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event Start Date:07-August-1994
Actual Event End Date:07-August-1994


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Moura No 2 Underground Memorial

Dedicated to the memory of 

John Robert Dullahide        Darrell William Hogarth       
David Brian King                 Geoffrey Mazzer 
Mark Reginald Nelson         Robert Allan Newton
Christopher Robert Ritchie  Michael Edward Ryan
Michael Edward Shaw         Terry Gordon Vivian
Robert David Limond Parker       

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