12. Mullockers Memory
This memorial commemorates the lives of Thomas Jordon, 19, and Leopold Campbell, 21, who died as the result of a fall of rock in the Central Mine in October 1902. Their bodies were never recovered and are believed to lie 500 feet below the memorial.
Vintage trucks filled with mullock, a composite rock that sometimes contains traces of ore are on display at the memorial. A poem by Alwyn Edelman reminds the reader of the dangers of the mine.
Mullockers’ Memorial was dedicated on 8 October 2002. A Miner’s Memorial Service is held each year on 8 October to acknowledge the sacrifice of Jordon, Campbell and all those that have been killed on mines or have died from mine related injuries.
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