This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first recorded coal shipment to Australia, the first shipment to the UK, and the first known coal export from Australia.
But as Australia’s coal industry has seen a surge in demand from Asia and the United States, the man responsible for bringing the largest shipment ever to Australia was moved by the boom in coal.
Mr O’Malley was the only Australian to be named to the Royal Australian Mint’s 100-metre gold coin, which was unveiled on Sunday.
Mr Owens, who was born in Brisbane, had previously worked in mining and was given a job as a coal miner by a local miner in the 1970s.
He became an officer in the Queensland Government and became the mining minister in 1993, before retiring in 2007.
Mr Otterton, who lives in Melbourne, said he was proud of his work.
“I always wanted to be a miner.
I wanted to see Australia come through a boom and I’m proud of what I did,” he said.
“But I’m also proud of the people who worked and helped make this happen.”
Aussie miner ‘shocked’ by new coal export plans Mr Owens’ family said they were “shocked” by the move.
Mr Boggs said the move was “really shocking” to him.
“When I heard about it, it just shocked me,” he told ABC Radio.
Mr Owens said he wanted to “get it on the ground” with the community and “give it the time to happen”. “
We’re all quite happy that it’s going to happen but we’re just really shocked.”
Mr Owens said he wanted to “get it on the ground” with the community and “give it the time to happen”.
“I think we’ve all been really happy to be involved with this and it’s all just a great day for Queensland and all of Queensland, so I’m really looking forward to getting on the train,” he added.
Mr Kowalski said the Australian Coal Mining Industry Association had been “really supportive” of Mr Owens and the project.
“The Australian Coal Mines Association has been really supportive of Mr O.O.M. and our mining industry in Queensland and Australia,” he says.
“They’ve been really positive and supportive of him.”
Mr O`Malley was honoured with the Royal Gold Medal at a ceremony in Sydney on Sunday and received an award from Mr Owens.
“For me to have been honoured by the Queensland Gold Medal is a great honour,” he remarked.
“My job was to move an enormous amount of coal.
It’s a huge thing.”