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Miners Memorial calling for names

The Cobar Miners Memorial Committee is calling for names of people who worked at local mines that were victims of dust diseases to be honoured as part of the Miners Memorial. The committee has been working with Cobar Museum staff to collate not only a list of miners who lost […]


Memorial funds cap off years of work

It’s taken four long years of fundraising and petitioning for funds, but Barry Knight’s hard work to build a Miners Memorial is now about to become a reality. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton announced funding for the project last week to the tune of $349,777 and called in last […]

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Miners Memorial gets Federal funds

Cobar Shire Council will now be able to go ahead and build a new Miners Memorial structure in the Heritage Park, thanks to $349,777 in Federal Government funding. The funding was announced this week by Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, and is part of the Coalition Government’s Building Better […]

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Miners Memorial plan progresses

Chairman of the Cobar Miners Memorial Project Barry Knight reports the Cobar community has been very generous over the past six months with donations to help see the project come to fruition. He said the committee’s major fundraiser of selling pavers (which closes at the end of this month) has […]

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Mining history buffs descend on Cobar for conference

The Australasian Mining History Association is holding its 22nd annual conference in Cobar this week. The week has been planned meticulously by the University of Canberra’s Dr Ken McQueen who has organised many interesting presentations as well as excursions to some of the surrounding mines and local tourist attractions. Cobar’s […]