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New Chum Flooded – disasters

Murchison Times and Day Dawn Gazette, Wednesday 18 March 1896, page 2 TERRIBLE MINING ACCIDENT THREE MEN DROWNED. NEW CHUM ...
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Six New Miners and Prospectors on the WAVMM

Six new mining deaths were added to the Western Australian Virtual Miner Memorial today. These names were found in the ...
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Walter PRICE –

Thanks to one of our volunteers, Danelle Warnock, I am now posting this miner, who although was listed on the ...
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Charles Massey – ran away to sea

I was recently contact by a lady who had found her Great great Uncle on the Outback Family History website ...
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Murty Broderick – he threw a seven

Coolgardie Miner Saturday 23 June 1894, page 5 He Threw a Seven.   BY SMILER HAYLES He came to this ...
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James Clifford LYONS – miner profile (New)

It doesn't happen often, but today I discovered a miner that isn't included in the Eastern Goldfields Miners Memorial at ...
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Struck by the Monkey – miner profile

While entering details on the death of a miner  called James RICHARDS to the WAVMM, I came across a phrase ...
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The Tagliaferri Brothers- miner profiles

Although each and every miner on the memorial is a sad case this story in particular, is very tragic. Alessandro, ...
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Robert Corbett Sharp – miner profile

This particular miner is special to our family because he is my husbands Great Grandfather. He also has the same ...
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A Man from Derry – miners profile

On the 11th August 1916 a man called William James IRWIN was crushed by a fall of rock in the ...
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George Robertson – miner profile

This wonderful photograph was given to me by he relative Bev Rowbottam. George was a prospector and was killed on ...
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A Miner Mangled – a widows tale

While recently doing some research on the Lawlers Cemetery I came across the following accident which has not been included ...
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Daddy Deathtrap of Demon Dacoits !!!

The Sons of Gwalia GM near Leonora has the unenviable position as having more deaths per number of miners than ...
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Double Tragedy at the Queensland –

West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954), Tuesday 20 October 1903, page 5 THE QUEENSLAND MENZIES EXPLOSION. THE CHARGE ...
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Herbyne Wakeford Turrell – miner profile

Herbyne Wakeford Turrell was only 38yrs of age when he was struck by a descending cage on the 21st July ...
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Raymond John KNOTT – miners profile

Every person on the WAVMM has their own story but the families who are left behind also have their story ...
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George Butter SAYER – miners profile

George Butters Sayer, age 28yrs, Occ Cynadie Hand,   Died 27 Jan 1908 at the Hainault GM, Boulder. He had ...
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Murtagh Broderick – miners profile

Coolgardie Miner Saturday 23 June 1894, page 5 He Threw a Seven -  by Smiler Hales He came to Coolgardie among ...
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George Murdoch – miner profile

Morwell Advertiser (Morwell, Vic. : 1888 - 1954) , Friday 22 September 1911, page 3 FATAL MINE ACCIDENT DEATH OF ...
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COX Leslie Chisholme – miner profile

On the 1st March 2014 a dedication ceremony was held for the Eastern Goldfields Miners Memorial to commemorate its opening ...
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Joseph Thomas Cox OLIVER

Joseph Thomas Coxon OLIVER – miner profile

On of the best contributors to the WAVMM has been Elizabeth OLIVER, the  Grandaughter of Joseph Thomas Coxon OLIVER. His complete ...
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Brett Ronald HANSSON – Miner profile

From Karen Gartland:- This is a pic of my brother's gravestone who died at Emu Mine Disaster on 13/06/1989 he ...
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Miner Profile – Richard Robinson

Southern Cross Times (WA : 1900 - 1920), Saturday 8 May 1909, page 3 In Memoriam:-  ROBINSON.—In loving memory of ...
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Graves of William O'Connell and John Willis at the Kalgoorlie Cemetery

Double Fatality at the Ivanhoe

ANOTHER MINING TRAGEDY TWO MORE MEN KILLED  -  HEAVY FALL OF EARTH 17th August 1926 - Another heavy fall of ...
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A Strange Coincidence

Just goes to show that you shouldn’t believe everything you read in the paper (sorry TROVE its not your fault) ...
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Tommy King and ‘The Miners Dream’

The Southern Cross Times 9th May 1914  -     THE MINERS DREAM The old identities expressed deep and sincere ...
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Horrific Accident at the St George Mine

MAN SWEPT ROUND SHAFTING AT THE ST GEORGE MINE.  CONDITION CRITICAL Andrew Thomas Sarte, 59 years of age, and employed ...
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Miners Lung (Silicosis) – The Silent killer

This photograph depicts the Jugoslav International Tug O'War Team in 1926:-  In 1926, these men were in their prime, ...
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