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Miners memorial day service – 19th September 2013

Miners memorial day service

Wreaths were laid during the service to commemorate the lives of those lost

Wreaths were laid during the service to commemorate the lives of those lost

Miners Memorial Day shines a light on the most important aspect of mining, the safety and health of the men and women who work in Queensland mines.

Every year on 19 September a service is held to mark the anniversary of the state’s worst mining disaster: on 19 September 1921, 75 miners lost their lives in a gas explosion in a coal mine at Mount Mulligan in North Queensland.

The service represents a partnership since 2008 between government, industry and unions to recognise more than 1470 people who have lost their lives in disasters in both coal and metalliferous mines since mining began in Queensland in the 19th century.

The first two services were held in Brisbane. The 2010 service was held in Blackwater, the 2011 service in Mount Isa and the 2012 service in Redbank.

The 2013 Miners Memorial Day Service was held on Thursday 19 September in Townsville.

View photos of the memorial service.

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