The Pike River Miners
In Memoriam: The Pike River Miners
  • Date of passing: Nov 24, 2010
  • Place of passing:
    Pike River Coal Mine, Greymouth, New Zealand
Men of the Heartland Miners of our Earth Beckoned to His Homeland Men of family--Men of worth! (Kathy Pippig Harris)

This memorial website was created in the memory of the 29 miners who tragically died in the Pike River mine accident in New Zealand, on November 24, 2010:

Conrad John Adams, 43, New Zealand

Malcolm Campbell, 25, Scotland

Glen Peter Cruse, 35, New Zealand

Allan John Dixon, 59, New Zealand

Zen Wodin Drew, 21, New Zealand

Christopher Peter Duggan, 31, New Zealand

Joseph Ray Dunbar, 17, New Zealand

John Leonard Hale, 45, New Zealand

Daniel Thomas Herk, 36, New Zealand

David Mark Hoggart, 33, New Zealand

Richard Bennett Holling, 41, New Zealand

Andrew David Hurren, 32, New Zealand

Jacobus Albertus Jonker, 47, South Africa

William John Joynson, 49, Australia

Riki Steve Keane, 28, New Zealand

Terry David Kitchin, 41, New Zealand

Samuel Peter McKie, 26, New Zealand

Francis Skiddy Marden, 41, New Zealand

Michael Nolan Hanmer Monk, 23, New Zealand

Stuart Gilbert Mudge, 31, New Zealand

Kane Barry Nieper, 33, New Zealand

Peter O'Neill, 55, New Zealand

Milton John Osborne, 54, New Zealand

Brendan John Palmer, 27, New Zealand

Benjamin David Rockhouse, 21, New Zealand

Peter James Rodger, 40, British

Blair David Sims, 28, New Zealand

Joshua Adam Ufer, 25, Australia

Keith Thomas Valli, 62, New Zealand

Rest In Peace.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by suzy clark on 25th November 2014

"Remembering the Pike 29  4 years on.  The official date is 19 November 2010.  We will remember them. My thoughts continue to be with their families. May they Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Eleanor Shaw on 24th November 2014

"Never forgotten, RIP men and thoughts with families."

This tribute was added by suzy clark on 24th November 2013

"Remembering the Pike 29 three years on from this terrible tragedy on 19 November 2010. My thoughts continue to be with the families and friends of the Pike29. Much love, Suzy"

This tribute was added by Becs Rockhouse on 27th November 2012

"I wish they would get the date right it was the 19th!  Miss you My beautiful funny cousin Ben cant wait for the day the get you and your brothers out From Becs, Jessie-leigh and Joshua xxx"

This tribute was added by Gael Kitchin on 25th November 2012

"I miss you so so much TD ♥ you were the best brother.  I live for the day we can bring you all home to rest.  You were always there and I will treasure the time we had, we will meet again XOXO"

This tribute was added by Harun Özuslu on 26th January 2012

"Esteemed Colleagues,

Stop lighting candles & flood PR colliery, drown fire and re-drain water to get bodies of ur souls out of pit --lousiest sepulchre for any miner. So did we in mid 90s..."

This tribute was added by Shazz Hanrahan on 19th November 2011

"Thinking of you all today Would love to have  seen whole Memorial on TV  and like so many others brassed off it wasnt Televised    Thoughts and Love to   the best part of NZ  West Coast  And Love to all the Families Friends Parents  Grandparents  A very hard day for you all    Keep up the great work Bernie and Kath ♥"

This tribute was added by Sis Sledge on 16th November 2011

".♥.Kia Kaha boys.♥. miss you Rik, love you always, we will get you ALL out and you will come home to Rest In Paradise.♥."

This tribute was added by christine lambert on 16th November 2011

"Our thoughts are with the familes and friends of the Pike River 29, R I P guys we will bring you home xo"

This tribute was added by peter wilson on 16th November 2011

"ex employee pedro our thoughts  and prayers are with  all the familys  will always remember  our  mates never forget them  rip boys"

This tribute was added by marilyn corson on 16th November 2011

"loving memories, forever cherished,
   gone but never forgotten,
          the brave 29"

This tribute was added by suzy clark on 9th December 2010

"To the families, friends, workmates and the Greymouth community, with my deepest sympathy on the loss of the 29 miners . May it comfort you a little to know that we all stand with you, united in your grief, thoughts and prayers are with you all today and in the days ahead. May God comfort you and Bless You. Suzy Clark, Matakohe, Northland."

This tribute was added by shantelle hiestand on 4th December 2010

"To all the family and friends of the miners, our thoughts and prayers are with you.xxxx"

This tribute was added by Eleanor Shaw on 30th November 2010

"Thoughts with all family and friends of all those tragically taken. Special prayers for the family of Milton Osborne, a good friend, a good neighbour, sadly missed."

This tribute was added by LEANNE NEAK on 29th November 2010

"To all the miners, their families and loved ones, my thoughts are with you at such a tragic time."

This tribute was added by SL NSW on 26th November 2010

"In kind regards to Milton Osborn, the Osborn family and his fellow co-workers.

We wish to offer you all our deepest and most sincere sympathies.

Respectfully yours, Sharon Swann and the Capper family, London, Sydney, New Zealand"

This tribute was added by Elize Albertyn on 24th November 2010

"May fond memories of your loved ones replace the heartache and pain you suffer today.  When you see only one row of footprints today, it's because God is carrying you through this ordeal.  Lift your heads up to heaven, for only God can comfort you!  You are in our prayers."

This tribute was added by Annie Bray on 24th November 2010

"My thoughts and prayers are with all the family and friends of the lost miners. Such a tragedy for our country. All my love to everyone this has affected."

This tribute was added by G C on 24th November 2010

"The hearts and minds of the world are with those who lost their loved ones today.

All are in our prayers."


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