“The Eldorado Mining Disaster”

Alternate titles: “Poor Dawkins”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1973
Keywords: mining death disaster Australia
Found in: Australia


"With sorrow we remember, the middle of July, When those six noble miners were all destined to die." The song describes the slow death of the trapped miners, and describes the pathetic farewell message "Poor Dawkins" wrote

Historical references


  1. Fahey-Eureka, pp. 206-207, "The Eldorado Mining Disaster" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, FaE206