Down in the Brunner Mine

DESCRIPTION: "They work in the heat, and the coal-black dust Sticks to the skin... We curse each day that the miner must Go down in the Brunner Mine." Even the air is dangerous. A cave-in brings "a hundred feet of rubble and coal," giving a day off; no one rejoices
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1972 (Colquhoun-NZ)
KEYWORDS: mining death New Zealand
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Mar 26, 1896 - The Brunner Mine in Westland, New Zealand, collapses, killing 67 miners
FOUND IN:
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Colquhoun-NZ, p. 78, "Down in the Brunner Mine" (1 text, 1 tune) (p. 58 in the 1972 edition)
GarlandFaces-NZ, pp. 38-39, "(Down in the Brunner Mine" (1 text)

RECORDINGS:
Barbie and Neil Colquhoun, "Down in the Brunner Mine" (on NZSongYngCntry)
File: Colq058

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