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Miners Memorial Day

The Miners Memorial Day Service is held on 19 September each year. This date marks the anniversary of the state’s worst mining disaster where, in 1921, 75 miners lost their lives in a coal mine at Mount Mulligan.

The service is a time to formally pause and honour the memory of all those who have lost their life working in Queensland mines.

In 2017, the official State Miners Memorial Monument, created by prominent artist Scott Maxwell, was opened at Redbank, Ipswich. Its location is a permanent and unique public park where visitors can pay their respects in remembrance of our fallen miners and reflect on the lessons learnt from their passing.

Photos from the 2021 event are available on the RSHQ Facebook page.

Last updated: 17 Sep 2021