Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Brunner Mine Disaster Memorial


In Greymouth there are many old cemeteries, many are the resting places of those who worked in the mines many years ago. This one in Stillwater, about 30 minutes out of town has a memorial to the Brunner Mine Disaster which occurred in 1896 in which many of the 65 miners from the explosion are buried.  I love the old Victorian railings around it. 

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7 comments:

NCSue said...

Quite striking. Memorials such as this are always so moving. I find myself wondering about those who were lost and those they left behind.
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Tom said...

...mining has always been hard and dangerous work!

magiceye said...

Beautiful railings and aptly serene site.

Einari Sinappi said...

That´s sad. Nice to see they´re remembered.

Iris Flavia said...

The railings are really beautiful.
oh, it must´ve been hard times back then, scary ones...

Veronica Lee said...

So sad. The old Victorian railings around it are indeed beautiful.

Happy Wednesday, Amy!

Tigger said...

Such railings were destroyed in UK during First World War as many such monuments had their metalwork removed and contributed to the 'war effort'. Nice to see examples survived in far flung places

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