Warialda Showground | 6:30pm | 31 March 2023

On an April night in 2006, Darren Flanagan was at home in Nowra when he received a phone call that would irrevocably change his life. An accomplished miner and explosives expert, Darren’s services were requested at the collapsed Beaconsfield Gold Mine, Tasmania. Flying immediately to the site, Darren prepared to help save the lives of two men who were trapped nearly 1km beneath the surface. This was an ordeal that would affect him deeper than he knew.

The name Darren Flanagan gained national recognition through his critical role in the Beaconsfield Mine disaster. Darren was instrumental, heading far underground and operating more than 70 individual explosives over a period of 30 straight hours. Two weeks after the collapse, the rescue mission was successful (with Darren at the centre of it) and the grateful and exhausted miners walked free.

Following this harrowing event, Darren Flanagan realised how tremendously affected he’d been. As he dealt with the pain and trauma of such an ordeal, Darren was moved to share his story with others, shedding a deeper light on what had happened and looking for ways to communicate the story’s essential message of hope and resilience.

Darren Flanagan now travels throughout Australia as a highly respected motivational speaker. Come along to the Warialda Showground on Friday, 31 March 2023, as Darren recounts the tale of the rescue with raw emotion, bringing a level of grit and humanity to the story that is profoundly impacting.

This FREE event is a community health night for the whole family. Hope to see you there!




JA McGregors
The River House Bingara