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Ceremony for 120th anniversary of the Mount Kembla mine disaster is this weekend

Ceremony for 120th anniversary of the Mount Kembla mine disaster is this weekend

The 120th anniversary of the Mount Kembla mine disaster will be held this weekend.

The incident occurred on the 31st of July in 1902, when a large section of an unsupported roof collapsed - pushing air and methane gas into the main tunnel.

It led to several explosions, with 94 men and boys - some as young as 14 passing away, along with two rescuers.

It remains Australia's worst mining disaster, with a ceremony to be held at the Windy Gully cemetery on Sunday evening.

Image: University of Wollongong Archives, collection D158/8/47