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Australian mining D11 working at Weipa in the Australian Mining Industry

Australian mining

Mining is a significant and important part of Australia’s economy. The Australian mining industry origins stem back to the early days of Australia’s settlement when first settlers...

Moura miners' memorial

Moura miners’ memorial opens today

It’s been a long time coming, but the people of Moura and the families who lost there loved ones in the Kianga, Moura No. 2 & Moura No. 4 Mine Disasters will today open the Moura...

New Zealand’s worst mine disasters

Every country with a mining industry has a disaster to speak of, and New Zealand is no different. The first, and worst, struck at Brunner Mine in 1896. All of the miners who were in the mine at the...

A spontaneous combustion event at Moura No. 2 mine resulted in disaster

Moura No.2 Mine Disaster | Written in Blood

In 1994, the lives of eleven men were lost in the Moura No. 2 mine disaster after an explosion ripped through the underground coal mine in Queensland. AMSJ spoke exclusively to district chief safety...

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A Tasmanian Tragedy – Disaster at Mt Lyell

The Mount Lyell mine disaster of 1912 was a great personal tragedy, however, the aftermath also proved a great travesty of justice, writes T.R. Mackay. The tragedy unfolded around 11.15am on 12...

Lessons From The Past: Creswick Mine Disaster of 1882

[hr]No one could have imagined that in the small but prosperous town of Creswick in 1882 there would occur the worst gold mining accident in Australia – a record that stands to this day. [hr] The...

Blue murder at Wittenoom

With 60,000 people likely to die by 2030 from mining asbestos at Wittenoom, Ludwig Heinrich says many people should be tried for murder and their assets taken as proceeds of crime. My Mother, Stella...

Lies & deception - At the Bulli Royal Commission

Lies & deception – At the Bulli Royal Commission

An extract from The Bulli Mining Disaster 1887: Lessons from the Past by Donald P.Dingsdag. On Wednesday 23 March 1887 at 2.30 pm, an explosion occurred at the Bulli Colliery in New South Wales which...

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