HONOUR: John Weier, from Queenslanders Credit Union, with Beres Evans, from the Ipswich-Rosewood Coalminers Memorial campaign.
HONOUR: John Weier, from Queenslanders Credit Union, with Beres Evans, from the Ipswich-Rosewood Coalminers Memorial campaign. Claudia Baxter

Coal mine memorial now one step closer

A MEMORIAL to remember the men and boys who lost their lives in Ipswich and Rosewood coal mines is one step closer after a donation from Queenslanders Credit Union.

The $5000 contribution will help to build a place for reflection of the role of the workers and their families in the region'scoal industry.

Queenslanders' CEO and Ipswich resident John Weier said coal mining was a huge part of Ipswich's history.

"The industry really served to develop not only the local region, but also greater Queensland at critical times in history," Mr Weier said.

"This has special significance for our members, as we were originally founded in Ipswich as the Queensland Coal Mining Industry Credit Co-operative in 1965."

The name of each person who died in the mines will be etched in the wall and illuminated by a circle that will light up at night.

Donations can be made at any branch of Queenslanders Credit Union or online at coalminersmemorial.com.au.



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