Moranbah Miners’ Memorial – unveiling and service
A total of 14 lamps honour those lives lost in the Moranbah mines and those lost on the roads to and from work, in work camps and from coal-related diseases.
Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy Dr Anthony Lynham and Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker with the bronze-casted miner created by Nebo artist Kay Paton.
Mayor Anne Baker lays a wreath. She said the Moranbah Miners' Memorial will stand here as a heart-warming reflection of the human cost of helping to energise Australia and the world.
Mayor Anne Baker illuminates the memorial, saying 'tonight, Moranbah, we light their way home.'
Starting with a ball of wire, three steel rods and 10 photographs, Nebo artist Kay Paton created the memorial’s bronze-cast miner.
Moranbah now joins the Moura and Collinsville communities in providing a fitting tribute and peaceful place of remembrance for its fallen miners.
The Moranbah Miners' Memorial unveiling and service was held on November 8, 2019 at Moranbah Town Square.
Aaron Smith places a lantern on behalf of family members at the Moranbah Miners' Memorial.
Family, friends, workmates and the wider community pay their respects at the Moranbah Miners' Memorial.
Bob Grieve from the Moranbah Miners' Memorial Committee pays his respects to the fallen miners.
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