“The Eldorado Mining Disaster”


"With sorrow we remember, the middle of July, When those six noble miners were all destined to die." The song describes the slow death of the trapped miners, and describes the pathetic farewell message "Poor Dawkins" wrote

Historical references

  • July, 1895 - Collapse of the Eldorado Mine near Chiltern, Victoria, Australia


  1. Fahey-Eureka, pp. 206-207, "The Eldorado Mining Disaster" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, FaE206


Alternate titles: “Poor Dawkins”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1973
Found in: Australia