Dark as a Dungeon

Dark as a Dungeon

Jacqui Graham ins the Great Grand daughter of Richard Dawes and this story is produced with her permission. Jacqui Graham, Memorial Western Collieries Ltd, Western No 1 Mine, 2016, digital image, personal collection. Dark as a dungeon… Richard DAWES was born in the...

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Mining Deaths in Kanowna

Mining Deaths in Kanowna

The following is a list of the 22 miners who lost their lives in mining accidents in the Kanowna district and who are buried in the second Kanowna Cemetery. There are other mining death which occurred in this area but they are buried elsewhere. Full details on each...

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The Hartley Pit Disaster:

The Hartley Pit Disaster:

Thousands of miners die from mining accidents all over the world each year, especially from underground coal mining, although accidents also occur in hard rock mining. Coal mining is considered much more hazardous than hard rock mining due to flat lying rock strata,...

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