Story: West Coast places

Mass grave at Stillwater

Mass grave at Stillwater

In 1896, 65 men and boys were killed by an explosion and choking gas in the Brunner mine disaster. This is the funeral for 33 of the miners, around their mass grave at Stillwater.

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast places - Grey coal towns', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 August 2022)

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