The stark reality of working in Broken Hills mines over the ages is writ large on the Miners Memorial. The striking architectural edifice and spectacular view over the city add emotional weight to the list of more than 800 miners who lost their lives on the job.
The two small dump trucks nearby add further weight as a memorial to the only two minersstill entombed. Take a moment to read the poem inscribed on it. The dump trucks and the Miners Memorial are sober reminders of why Broken Hill pioneered a culture of trade unionism, including the introduction of the 35 hour working week and the defeat of conscription in Australia.