World War 1 

Australian Soldiers - 1918. Courtesy of the Dalton Family. 

Miners from the Hunter Valley made a unique contribution in World War 1. Due to their skills, they were able to dig tunnels underneath battlefields and enemy lines. It was during this time that the Australian Mining Corps was formed. 

This website focuses on WW1 for a few reasons:

1) This site concentrates on the connections between the coal industry and the community, and coal miners had a very big impact on the trench warfare of World War 1.

2) Availability of information. Much more information is available digitally on World War 1. It is therefore easier to research. 

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