Former resident dies in mining accident

David Magree.
David Magree.

David Magree was struck by an underground loader at the Granites Gold Mine on the Tanami Desert, 580kms north west of Alice Springs NT.

The accident happened at 7pm on Sunday, November 22.

Dave died on-site approximately 6 hours later from injuries sustained in the accident.

The accident had occurred 1.1kms underground.

Dave's brother Bob, (who also works at the same mine) was at home in Darwin at the time.

Dave moved to Canowindra at age 8 in 1967 when his parents bought the Junction Hotel.

Dave was educated at St Edwards School and went on to own the local milk-run.

Dave is survived by his wife Julee (also from Canowindra) and his three children Michael, Allison and Rachel.