Story: Coal and coal mining

Brunner memorial (3rd of 3)

Brunner memorial

In 1900 a stone obelisk was put up in memory of those who died in the Brunner mine explosion. One hundred years after the disaster, in 1996, this statue was erected at Brunner, recording the names of those who died in the explosion and others who perished in mining accidents.

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Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, 'Coal and coal mining - Mining accidents', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7456/brunner-memorial (accessed 21 September 2021)

Story by Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 14 Apr 2021, updated 1 Sep 2016