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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021
The 2021 AGM and General Meeting of the AMHA will beheld on Sunday 10th October 2021 Watch your emails for information on the meeting and the instructions on how to attend by Zoom. Papers for the meeting will be emailed to financial members by the Secretary on the 25th October .
26th AMHA Conference planned for Burra has been postponed to 2022
Due to Covid uncertainty and state border lockdowns the 26th AMHA Conference will now be held in Burra, South Australia in September 2022. Watch the Next Conference page for evolving details.
COBAR MINERS’ MEMORIAL
At the 22nd Australasian Mining History Conference in Cobar, Barry Knight and Kay Stingemore presented the vision and plans for a memorial to the 181 miners killed in mines in the Cobar area and also to numerous others who died prematurely form injuries and disease as a result of working in the mines. Many of these miners now lie in unmarked graves with no memorial or recognition. Funding was successfully obtained and the Memorial was completed and opened on the 19 June 2021.