It’s early on a frosty, cold morning at Yancoal’s Abel Mine, near Maitland. The sun is just starting to rise. A young lady is screaming as blood drips from an open wound on her forearm. A crowd forms around her and the scene is abuzz with energy as they respond to the scenario before them.
On 24 June 2016 over 36 local brigadesmen from Mandalong, Ashton, Chain Valley, Myuna,
West Wallsend, Austar and Abel mines came together for the annual Newcastle Mines