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The plaque at the cemetery lists the names of all seventy-five miners who died in the Mount Mulligan Mining Disaster in 1921. All are buried in the cemetery. 

In 1910 coalmining started at Mount Mulligan. A new mining town was built and in 1914 a branch line from Dimbulah was established. The town prospered until 19 September 1921 when an underground explosion killed 75 miners. At the time this accounted for every miner working in the mine. They are all buried in the local cemetery. It was one of Australia`s worst mining disasters and is still the worst to have occurred in Queensland.


Address:Cemetery, Mount Mulligan, 4871
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -16.857222
Long: 144.8775
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event Start Date:19-September-1921
Actual Event End Date:19-September-1921


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 3rd May, 2008
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au