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Community & Business

3 October, 2021

Herberton locals pay mine respects

THE 100th year anniversary of the Mount Mulligan disaster has passed but other local Tablelands residents hundreds of kilometres away during the recent miners memorial have also paid their personal respects.

By Michael Warren

Ivan Searston and Judy Cooper took time to remember those who lost their lives in the 1921 Mount Mulligan mining disaster

THE 100th year anniversary of the Mount Mulligan disaster has passed but other local Tablelands residents hundreds of kilometres away during the recent miners memorial have also paid their personal respects.

Herberton local Ivan Searston and Herberton Business and Tourism Association president Judy Cooper took time recently to lay wreaths at the memorial in the grounds of the Herberton Mining and Information Centre.

“There is a very strong connection between Mount Mulligan and Herberton,” Mr Searston told The Express. 

“Both towns were major mining centres in their day, and it was appropriate that a ceremony be held in Herberton to remember the 75 miners who lost their lives on that dreadful day back in 1921.”

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