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Mullockers Memorial
Mullockers Memorial

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The Mullockers Memorial was erected in memory of Thomas Jordan and Leopold Campbell who were killed by a rock fall in the Cental Mine in 1902. The memorial was unveiled on the centenary of the accident. 

Mullockers Thomas Jordan (aged 19) and Leopold Campbell (aged 21) were killed by a fall of rock in Stope A5, 500 ft level, Central Mine at 3 am on 8th October, 1902. Because of the ground conditions, their bodies were never removed and remain the only fatalities still entombed on the Line of Lode. Thomas Jordan was only 19 when he died. His colleague, Leopold Campbell was 21.

Two men were killed in the Central Mine, Broken Hill, by the collapse of the southern portion of the workings from the 300ft level to the surface on the South Mine boundary. The victims were Thomas Jordan (19) and Leopold Campbell (21), both single. The men had gone into the intermediate slope levels between 400ft and 500ft to start the chute running. A third man of the party, Joseph Lyons, who remained at the 500ft level, was thrown down by the wind caused by the concussion, but escaped without injury. Absolutely no warning was given of the collapse. Shortly before 3 o'clock the three men, who were employed as mullockers, were trucking at the 500ft level, near the south boundary. They were running mullock from the intermediate level above, and when the chute ran dry two of the party, Jordan and Campbell, were up about 11 floors, to start the stuff running again. They had been gone about a quarter of an hour when the collapse occurred, and nothing more was seen of them. 
Sunday Times (Sydney), 12 October 1902.​

Note: A Mullocker is a person who shovels away waste material for removal in a mine. 


Address:Federation Drive, Opposite Delprats Mine, Broken Hill, 2880
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.964167
Long: 141.463889
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 8th October, 2002
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       AGE 19
       AGE 21

Whose Bodies Remain
Beneath This Spot
In The A5 Stope, 500ft level,
Central Mine,
As A Result Of A Fall Of Rock
At 3am, 8th October 1902
Dedicated 8th October 2002.

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