On behalf of the Ipswich Rosewood Coalminers Memorial Trust I thank you for your visit to our website.
The Trust was created to build a Memorial to the 188 Ipswich Rosewood men and boys who lost their lives on the Coalfields since records commenced in 1882.
The Memorial will encompass two main elements, two columns showing the coal measures of each region and a twenty metre metal wall with the name of each miner, along with dates and Colliery of the accident shown in chronological order.
At night round lights will appear next to each name, ranging from Yellow to signify the original tallow lamps, Blue as a symbol of the carbide light, and white representing the modern era. The tribute date each year to be listed on the Ipswich calendar of events will be the 4th of December to coincide with Saint Barbara's day the patron of mining whose saintly figure will be etched on the wall.
We are most grateful to the Ipswich City Council both for their financial assistance and allocating a prominent site in Limestone Park on the corner of Griffith and Chermside Roads.
We are also indebted to the five Ipswich District Rotary Clubs who agreed to auspice this community Memorial project.
Our sincere thanks also goes to our donors, partners and supporters for their enthusiasm and encouragement for the project.
I now commend the project to the current generation for their support in helping the present, preserve our past, at the "Cradle of Coalmining in Queensland"