Cobar Miners Memorial


The Cobar Miners Memorial was officially opened in June 2021 in the Cobar Miner's Heritage Park and forms a central focus as part of a collection of artefacts and memorials on the Barrier Highway entry to the Cobar township. The Cobar Miners Memorial commemorates those who have died in the local Cobar Mines.

The memorial embraces you on entry to the park, with its tough in-situ concrete walls and the focus, the large steel plate entry portal. A minimal abstract expression of the mine head, and steel rusting, bolted and braced both dramatic and curious to the passer-by. A steel spike piercing through the roof as a snorkel to the sky provides a natural vent for the space.

Within the underground chamber, the stories are told, and the victims memorialised in the symbolic tag board of brass plaques. This is a poignant reminder of the fact that these miners did not tag off on the shift that day.


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