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Miners Remembrance Day

This Saturday will be a sombre day for many in Broken Hill as Miners Remembrance Day comes around again.

In 1902, at 3am Leopold Cambell and Thomas Jordan (aged 21 and 19 respectively) were killed by a fall of ground on the Sulphide Corporation Ltd, Central Mine.

Their bodies were never recovered, and it is for this reason this date is dedicated to all miners that lost their lives on Broken Hill Mines.

The service usually takes place at the Miners Memorial, but that is not possible this year due to ongoing works on the Line of Lode site.

So, on Saturday the service will be held at the Trades Hall. A fitting substitute given the historical significance of the building and its union members who fought for improved and safer working conditions throughout Broken Hills storied mining history.

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This year musical tributes will be performed by the BIU Band, the flags will be lowered and a minute’s silence will be held. A guest speaker will reminisce on mining in Broken Hill.

The Remembrance begins at 11am.

Anyone wishing for more information can contact Christine Adams on 0428 874 609

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