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Mount Kembla Mine Disaster Centenary Committee


C. Stevenson


The creative process for me as a member of the Mount Kembla Mine Disaster Centenary Committee was vastly different to that of those with an artistic or historical knowledge of the event. The objective for the committee was to recreate the mine disaster in today’s world—with a degree of sensitivity and respect while endeavouring to present the impact that the largest peacetime disaster in our European history had on our community and the nation. We set out to involve the whole community in the activities, so we tried to plan things of interest to the families of miners and anyone else keen to be involved with us in the centenary commemoration.