The beaconsfield mine disaster springboard 5 in april 2006, a small earthquake caused an underground rock fall at the beaconsfield gold mine in tasmania. For the purpose of this book, modern history starts in 1490 and continues until some end point after beaconsfield mine collapse in 2006, but before the us presidential election of 2008. Beaconsfield mine survivor tells shock split with exwife. Henty gold mine worker in tasmania missing underground, drone. Select an option below to see stepbystep directions and to compare ticket. After 14 days trapped underground, australian miners walk to safety. Inside the beaconsfield mine rescue with journalist. Youll be entertained by the interactive displays and live a different story around every corner with buttons to push, levers to pull. Unseen footage has emerged of former beaconsfield miners todd russell and brant webb, who survived a fortnight in a tiny steel cage after an earthquake trapped them almost a. A report by a geotechnical expert about seismic events recommended bolstering the groundsupport mechanisms in the mine five months before its collapse. Find all the transport options for your trip from launceston to beaconsfield mine collapse right here. Rome2rio makes travelling from launceston to beaconsfield mine collapse easy. Critics of the plan call it reckless, both environmentally and economically. Play with treasures from the past and embark on a historical journey to a place where life is simple.
Beaconsfield mine and heritage centre west street, beaconsfield, tasmania 7270 rated 4. Tasmanias beaconsfield mine still mired in corporate intrigue. The beaconsfield mine disaster nicole ward, springboard. Rod chandler, released his findings in to the death of larry knight in the beaconsfield mine collapse of april 2006. Using the reporting of the 2006 beaconsfield mine disaster in tasmania as a case study, this paper explores the changing nature of chequebook journalism and the shift towards teh consumerist model of entertainment news in australia. Beaconsfield mine collapse survivor brant webb never spoke.
Hundreds of locals from the closeknit town of beaconsfield, in the island. It wouldnt be tasmania without apples, and there are roadside stalls all over this region. Beaconsfield mine disaster leaves lasting legacy the new. Of the seventeen people who were in the mine at the time, fourteen escaped immediately following the collapse, one was killed and the remaining two were found alive on the sixth day by miners pat ball and steve saltmarsh. The men were able to walk unaided from the mines main lift shaft, despite their. Three miners were trapped almost 1 km beneath the surface. Beaconsfield is about 40 km northwest of launceston, along the a7 or west tamar highway and near the mouth of the tamar river. The beaconsfield mine joint venture management and staff, allstate explorations nl the managing body of the beaconsfield mine, the west tamar council, tasmania police and emergency. The beaconsfield mine disaster put labor leader bill shorten on the map in 2006. Modern historyintroduction wikibooks, open books for an. West tamar mayor christine holmdahl remembers the streets of. All had to be included in the communications processes to varying degrees. To mark 10 years since the beaconsfield mine disaster, nines embattled 60 minutes program has shown unseen footage of the two trapped miners shot during their ordeal. Tasmanian tragedy beaconsfield gold mine tasmanian life.
Hourly watch on damaged beaconsfield mine headframe abc. Bill shortens rise to the top began at beaconsfield mine. The operation lasted for two weeks, but the three victims of the accident were rescued. Brant webb talks about how the rescue for the trapped soccer team in thailand is similar to his experience at the beaconsfield mine in 2006. For two weeks the world watched as the drama unfolded, attracting an enormous media crowd and international media attention. It lies 40 kilometres north of launceston on the west tamar highway. A video tour of the beaconsfiel mine where in 2006 it collapsed killing one miner and trapping 2 others. Existing free texts on this topic include wikibooks world history, and wikipedia. The beaconsfield mine collapse occurred on 25 april 2006. The two miners, brant webb and todd russell, were rescued two weeks later as the drama unfolded on television screens around the world. Beaconsfield mine collapse a collapse of a section of the beaconsfield gold mine in 2006 trapped three miners and triggered one of the biggest rescues in australias mining history.
The beaconsfield gold mine collapsed on 25 april 2006 in beaconsfield, tasmania, australia. Beaconsfield was the first town in australia to fluoridate the water supply. The west tamar council says engineers have told them heavy winter rain has led to an underground collapse of the mine shaft at beaconsfield that could turn. On april 25, 2006 australia and the rest of the world were stunned to hear about a major mine collapse in beaconsfield tasmania. Beaconsfield mine and heritage centre home facebook. At the beaconsfield mine and heritage centre tasmanian history is alive, and gold is under your feet. Mine collapse survivor comfortable with his celebrity 10 years on.
Beaconsfield mine survivor todd russell has revealed his shock split from exwife, eleven years after spending 321 hours trapped underground before miraculously walking free in 2006. Five days later, on april 30, rescue workers discovered that two miners, todd russell and brant webb were still alive. Beaconsfield mine collapse the beaconsfield mine collapse occurred on 25 april 2006 in. Devonport to beaconsfield mine collapse 4 ways to travel. Two weeks ago, we wrote the story about plans to dump 300,000 tonnes of toxic waste into the historic tasmania mine at beaconsfield. Beaconsfield mine collapse coroners report released. This announcement came nearly a year after the mine retrenched close to 100 workers in an attempt to make the mine profitable. Beaconsfieldstyle disasters should put executive bonuses. In december 20 two men died inside a shaft at the mt lyell mine in west tasmania. Visit beaconsfield mine and heritage centre and lose yourself in history.
Thirtythree men, trapped 700 meters 2,300 ft underground and 5 kilometers 3 mi from the mines entrance via. The sago mine disaster was a coal mine explosion on january 2, 2006, at the sago mine in sago, west virginia, united states, near the upshur county seat of buckhannon. Beaconsfield is a suburb of perth, western australia, located within the city of fremantle. Beaconsfield mine and heritage centre discover tasmania.
Shane knight continues to believe that the mine management was responsible for the death of his brother. The moment that changed the claremont serial killings investigation was described by the officer who took the call from the uk, saying male dna had been found with. Named after a property known as beaconsfield located in the area in the 1880s, the name was officially adopted from the post office on 1 august 1894. Bill shortens rise to the top began at beaconsfield mine disaster in. Beaconsfield mine collapse survivor brant webb mingles with tourists at the. It was on this day, 10 years ago, that the beaconsfield gold mine in tasmania collapsed, killing 44yearold larry knight and trapping two other miners nearly a kilometre beneath the surface. Bad ground and millions of other books are available for instant access. This book takes a different approach from both texts. Brant webb and todd russell remained trapped nearly a. Larry paul knight was working on that level with two coworkers, todd russell and brant webb. Visit the new mine yard where you can access the iconic headframe and miners cage. It caused multiple falls of ground within the mine, most significantly on the 925m level.
The beaconsfield mine headframe in northern tasmania is being monitored hourly, with engineers unable to rule out the possibility of a collapse. The detailing of the anzac day mine collapse and rescue is very poignant. The original inhabitants of the area that would become beaconsfield were the leterremairrener and the pangerninghe people. Survivors of the beaconsfield mining accident tell what it. Australian television news reporter for channel 9, richard carleton died of a heart attack whilst in beaconsfield covering the mine collapse. Its a small town, home to about 1,200 people, and its history is closely linked to the quest for the most precious yellow metal, gold. The beaconsfield mine and heritage centre is a place where you can lose yourself in history, play with treasures from the past and embark on an historical journey. The beaconsfield mine disaster and the evolution of. The two survivors of the beaconsfield mine disaster escaped untimely deaths but they. Survivors of the beaconsfield mining accident tell what its like to be buried alive. Read this recount to learn about a dangerous rescue operation to free the men. Rome2rio is a doortodoor travel information and booking engine, helping you get to and from any location in the world.
The two survivors of the beaconsfield mine disaster escaped untimely deaths but they havent been able to escape the haunting memories of the two weeks they spent trapped underground in a tiny. Few, if any, people will have heard of the tragedy or know the mens names. The blast and collapse trapped miners for nearly two days. Beaconsfield miners struggling 10 years after disaster. Macmillan education australia, 2007 english language 32 pages. Robotic camera and drone fail to find missing tasmanian mine worker. The origin is unknown, but the suburb is probably named after the town in england or the earl of beaconsfield, benjamin disraeli, a former. A collapse of a section of the beaconsfield gold mine, 925 metres below the small west tamar valley township at 9. Launceston to beaconsfield mine collapse 3 ways to. In 2006, tasmanias beaconsfield gold mine collapsed with 17 people inside. A 19yearold fathertobe allegedly slashed his pregnant teenage girlfriend with a box cutter as she attempted to leave the abusive relationship in latest case of cowardly violence.
The handson mine and heritage centre tells that story as well as the areas long association with gold. Seventeen people were in the mine at the time, of which, fourteen escaped straight away at the time of the collapse, one person was killed and the remaining two miners were rescued on 9 may 2006, after a two week long rescue mission after being trapped nearly a kilometre below the surface. Goofs during the initial mine entrapment scene, amongst the various sound effects, an apple computer. The paper argues that the medias coverage of the disaster was a major turning point in the evolution of chequebook journalism in australia.
But beaconsfield was bigger than all of these people. The two survivors of the beaconsfield mine disaster escaped untimely deaths but they havent been able to escape the haunting memories of the two weeks they spent trapped underground in. The 2006 beaconsfield mine collapse killed miner larry knight and trapped brant webb and todd russell for two weeks. Dont miss out on great deals for things to do on your trip to launceston. Of the seventeen people who were in the mine at the time, fourteen escaped immediately following the collapse, one was killed and the remaining two were found alive on. A small earthquake causes a collapse below the beaconsfield gold mine in northern tasmania. The beaconsfield mine collapse occurred on 25 april 2006 in beaconsfield, tasmania, australia. Reserve your spot today and pay when youre ready for thousands of tours on viator. Of the 17 people who were in the mine at the time, 14 escaped immediately following the collapse, one was killed, and the remaining two were found alive after five days, using a remote controlled device.686 153 605 1448 818 395 1548 1033 497 442 1416 1003 270 668 395 353 372 1026 574 1573 210 898 1143 1177 917 456 1240 45 497 534 1578 1127 50 449 145 1566 99 452 1293 931 526 1226 416 1317 595 334 207 1290 132