Black Diamond Disaster

Performed by Shayna Steward

Written after reading 'Mt Kembla Mine Disaster' by Stewart Piggan & Henry Lee & supplemented by visits to the Mind Heritage Centre at Mt Kembla.

The disaster occurred in July 1902. Ninety-six men and boys died. A 'happening' to mark this anniversary is held each year at Mt Kembla. The trees mentioned in the chorus grow thickly in the area.

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Photo: My Kembla mine disaster – courtesy of Mr Kembla Museum