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Miners' Monument
Johannesburg, Gauteng

David McGREGOR: Sculptor

Date:1964
Type:Monument
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
26°11'34.90" S 28°02'25.86" E Alt: 1764m

Transcription of Blue Plaque:

JOHANNESBURG CITY HERITAGE

THE MINERS' MONUMENT

The monument to the mining industry by sculptor David McGregor
pays tribute to Johannesburg's mining origins. The group of gold miners
represents a typical underground team of 1936. They face west towards
Langlaagte where the Main Reef was discovered in 1886. The artwork
symbolises the contribution of the mining industry to the wealth and
prosperity of South Africa. It was also intended as a peoples' monument
and celebrates the working people who built the city. The Transvaal
and Orange Free State Chamber of Mines presented the
sculpture to the City of Johannesburg in 1964.

(Source: The Heritage Portal)