Kianga Disaster

Australian Workers Film Guide


Through first hand accounts, this short documentary charts the lead up to the 1975 Kianga Disaster in Central Queensland, in which 13 men lost their lives. Participants outline the obvious dangers that were present before the explosion, and which were not heeded. They discuss the impact of the explosion as well as the human cost. 

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: 7 mins

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Film Producer: Xanon Murphy, Sofia Madden,

Film Writer: Jeff Bird, Paddy Gorman,

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Film Executive Producer: Paddy Gorman, Piers Grove,

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Film Sound Recordist: Ben Cunningham, John Roy,

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