Residents pause to commemorate Appin Mine disaster's 40th anniversary

Macarthur residents will stop to remember one of Australia's worst mine disasters tomorrow morning.

July 24, 2019 marks 40 years since an explosion of methane gas killed 14 miners at the Appin colliery.

More than 200 miners and community members will join together to commemorate the incident tomorrow at the Appin Mine Memorial Garden.

The service, which will include speeches from victim's family members, will get under way at 7.30am.

The event will also include the concept unveiling of a memorial piece to commemorate the disaster's 40th anniversary.

The piece is being designed by Artventure, a partnership between sculptor Paul Johnson and designer Gail Mason.

The final work will be completed and unveiled in July 2020.

The memorial garden is located at 40 Sportsground Parade, Appin.

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