Black Diamond Disaster
Written & Sung by Phyl Lobl circa 2005
Arranged and accompanied by Michael Roberts
Flute: Chris Wheeler
Living near the area gave me the impetus to write this song, the book 'Mt Kembla Mine Disaster' by Stewart Piggin & Henry Lee gave me the necessary information.
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.