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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.

2021 service

The 2021 Miners Memorial Day Service will be held at Mount Mulligan on Sunday 19 September 2021.

This year marks the 100-year anniversary since 75 miners lost their lives in a coal mine explosion at Mount Mulligan.

While the township of Mount Mulligan is only a remnant of its former self, the memory of the lost miners lives on.

The 2021 service will also be streamed on the RSHQ Facebook page.

Last updated: 25 Jun 2021