The Line of Lode Lookout and Miner's Memorial is an iconic structure on the edge of a large mullock heap, made of mostly ore, that bisects the city of Broken Hill.
The building itself was designed by Angus Barron, Steve Kelly & Dario Palumbo, as a metaphor to represent the underground lives of the miners, evoking the damp, claustrophobic environment . The memorial is a tribute to the 800+ miners who have tragically lost their lives working in the Broken Hill mines since 1883.
The plaque at the front of the monument is inscribed with the words; "The Miner`s Memorial
dedicated to those who gave
the ultimate sacrifice
to the city of Broken Hill"
and was opened by Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson MP on
Saturday 21st April, 2001