Posted February 17, 2018 12:00:50 Mining magnate James Scurr’s iconic mine in Queensland is the biggest and most well-known in the country, and has been in the news a lot recently.
The company’s recent announcement that it is to close down the mine has put the spotlight on the mine’s future, but it has also seen the rise of text mining in Australia, which is the industry’s name for extracting data from computer files.
The Mining Museum’s newest video, “Text Mining: The Story of Mining”, features Scurrs’ son Peter, a former employee of the mine, who spoke to the project’s former employees about their work and how the mines were built.
Scurris also spoke to local journalist and local historian Mike Stelter about his father’s legacy, and the mines’ legacy.
The Mining Museum is currently in the process of acquiring the site, and Scurri’s father, James, said that the project would eventually be a museum and that it would be open to the public.
“We want to build the museum to be a place for everyone to come, to experience the mining, to explore the mining history and then to be able to come and learn about it,” he said.
“It is not for everyone, it’s not for every person, it is not only for people with a very deep interest in the mining industry.
It’s for the average person who wants to learn about mining, and to be informed and curious.”
James Scurrier said that his father wanted to build a museum where people can come and experience the mine.
“He really did believe that people should be able go out and learn and see what happened in this mining history,” he told the ABC.
“[We want] to build that museum to really be a hub and a place where people from around the country can come to see it, learn from it and get involved.”
Peter Scurrant told the museum’s website that he spent his father in the mines, and his father was a passionate proponent of the mining process.
“The idea that he wanted to bring a whole community together was the most important thing for me to learn, the mining experience, and also the importance of the fact that he was a person who really cared about the people in this community,” he wrote.
Peter was an employee at the mine when it opened in 1969, and he worked as a miner for seven years before retiring.
He said that he felt the mines would be closed because of the negative press surrounding the mining giant.
“I would say that it was the biggest loss of life in mining in my lifetime,” he added.
After his father died in 2007, Peter and his wife, Lizzie, decided to put a museum together and wanted to create a space for the mining community to come together and learn from one another about mining history.
Scurr was an avid collector of old mining equipment, which he kept in a storage locker at his family’s home in Westport.
“In the late 1980s, my dad gave me an old mining drill that was in good shape,” he recalled.
“He said, ‘I’m going to give you the best thing you can give me.
It’ll never be used again.'”
He said that when the drill was given to him, he thought it was very special.
“My father said, I’ve been looking for this thing for 30 years, and I’ve never found it,” Peter said.
“And he told me, ‘This is the best one you can get’.”
Peter and Lizzi Scurran’s son, Peter, also worked at the Mine, and said that despite the mine closing, it still made him proud to have been a miner.
“It’s a proud moment for us, for our family, for mine workers and mine families all over the country,” he explained.
Ian Scurrer said that while he did not personally feel proud of his father, he also did not think that the mine was the end of the story.
“There was a lot of support and affection, and that’s really, really sad,” he concluded.
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