Back To Mulligan

Australian Workers Film Guide


Accompanied by his daughters, former resident Greg James travels back to the remote and now abandoned township of Mt Mulligan in Far North Queensland. Founded in 1910, Mt Mulligan was the remotest colliery in Queensland. In 1921 it was the site of Queensland’s worst mining disaster. This short documentary reveals the harsh early living conditions, such as tents and humpies, the layout of the town, sporting and community activities as well as the location of the tunnel mouth on the mountain.

Special Notes/Achievement

Released as bonus material for DVD and online distribution, this short film is one of nine micro documentaries constructed from unused material collected for the feature documentary Blood On The Coal (2015).

Author: J Bird, 2023

Duration: 5 mins 42 secs

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Film Producer: Xanon Murphy, Sofia Madden,

Film Writer: Jeff Bird, Paddy Gorman,

Film Key Cast: Greg James, Kim Smyth, Ken Best,

Film Executive Producer: Paddy Gorman, Piers Grove,

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Film Sound Recordist: Ben Cunningham, John Roy,

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