Miners Memorial Day
The 2017 Miners Memorial Day service will be held at Redbank, Ipswich on Tuesday 19 September.
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. Since 2008, the Queensland Government, industry and unions have come together to honour the memory of miners who have lost their lives in Queensland's coal and metalliferous mines since mining began in the 19th century.
Every year on 19 September a service is held to mark the anniversary of the state's worst mining disaster. On this day in 1921, 75 miners lost their lives in a gas explosion in a coal mine at Mount Mulligan in North Queensland.
This year’s event offers participants a unique opportunity to pay their respects at the official preview of the State’s permanent monument created by local artist Scott Maxwell in remembrance of our fallen miners.