Story: Coal and coal mining

Mass grave of the Brunner victims (2nd of 3)

Mass grave of the Brunner victims

Fifty-three of the victims of the Brunner mine explosion were buried in the Stillwater cemetery, 33 of them in this single grave. The funeral procession stretched 800 metres.

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Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, 'Coal and coal mining - Mining accidents', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2024)

Story by Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 14 Apr 2021