009: What Makes a Real Miner?

I Am a Miner, but am I a Real Miner?

My partner is a “Real Miner.” Just ask him, he will tell you! I thought we were all real miners, what is the difference? You work in a mine, you’re a real miner, right? The Oxford Dictionary describes a miner as anyone who works in a mine. There is no definition for a “Real Miner.” Then I met my partner, an underground miner. He started calling me a Gravel Scratcher. I am a miner, but am I a real miner?In my view we are all real miners, working long hours away from family and friends, in dangerous conditions with uncertain times ahead. It doesn’t matter who does what or what we call each other, but not everyone agrees!

SHOW NOTES & Links mentioned in the episode:

mad mumzie real minerOxford Dictionary Definition of a Miner

Read the blog post in full: Real Miner Blog post:

FIFO Inquiry…WA

FIFO Inquiry QLD

Labour Hire Inquiry Qld Gov

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2 Responses to 009: What Makes a Real Miner?

  1. peter clarke says:

    a miner mines coal… a surveyor surveys in a coal mine, a cook cooks food for coal miners, a bus driver drives coal miners to work…. coal miners are the ones who do the mining…. all work together to make the “mine” work.

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