Men of the Heartland
Miners of our Earth
Beckoned to His Homeland
Men of family--Men of worth!

(Kathy Pippig Harris)
  • Passed away on November 24, 2010 in Pike River Coal Mine, Greymouth, New Zealand.

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.

Posted by Suzy Clark on November 25, 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.
Posted by Eleanor Shaw on November 24, 2014
Never forgotten, RIP men and thoughts with families.
Posted by Suzy Clark on November 24, 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
Posted by Becs Rockhouse on November 27, 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
Posted by Gael Kitchin on November 25, 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
Posted by Harun Özuslu on January 26, 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...
Posted by Shazz Hanrahan on November 19, 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 ♥
Posted by Marilyn Corson on November 16, 2011
loving memories, forever cherished,
  gone but never forgotten,
     the brave 29
Posted by Peter Wilson on November 16, 2011
ex employee pedro our thoughts and prayers are with all the familys will always remember our mates never forget them rip boys
Posted by Christine Lambert on November 16, 2011
Our thoughts are with the familes and friends of the Pike River 29, R I P guys we will bring you home xo
Posted by Sis Sledge on November 16, 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.♥.
Posted by Suzy Clark on December 9, 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.
Posted by Shantelle Hiestand on December 4, 2010
To all the family and friends of the miners, our thoughts and prayers are with you.xxxx
Posted by Eleanor Shaw on November 30, 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.
Posted by LEANNE NEAK on November 29, 2010
To all the miners, their families and loved ones, my thoughts are with you at such a tragic time.
Posted by SL NSW on November 26, 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
Posted by G C on November 24, 2010
The hearts and minds of the world are with those who lost their loved ones today.

All are in our prayers.
Posted by Annie Bray on November 24, 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.
Posted by Elize Albertyn on November 24, 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.

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