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12-February-2012 (Sandra Brown)
12-February-2012 (Sandra Brown)

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford / Sandra Brown

The sculpture appreciates of the efforts of all the underground miners of Bendigo and District. Cornishmen and their descendants formed the majority of these miners.


Address:Lyttleton Terrace , Bendigo, 3550
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.75915
Long: 144.282403
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Technology
Artist:Ruth Lyon


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1996
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The Cornish Miner

Erected in appreciation of the endeavours of all the underground miners of Bendigo and District who created the economy from which grew a beautiful city, thus leading to further developments and helping to provide the base for Victoria to become an industrial State.  Cornishmen and their descendants formed a majority of these miners.

Erected by the Greater Bendigo on behalf of its Citizens and the Cornish Association of Bendigo and District


Chief Commissioner Peter Ross-Edwards A.M.   Cornish Association President - George A. Ellis
Commissioner Maxine Crouch                                                              Secretary - Leanne LLoyd
Commisioner   Maurice Sharkey                                                           Artist - Ruth Lyon
Chief Executive Officer  Peter Seamer

Proudly supported by the Bendigo Bank, the Frances and Harold Abbott Association administered by Sandhurst Trustees Limited, A. Giannarelli and Sons, Stonemasons and George A. and Edna M. Ellis


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