A rare snapshot of a special time in Australia’s history, Flying Miners puts a face to the men and women working at the coalface.
Over 100,000 workers currently hold a unique place in Australia’s mining industry. They’re called FIFOs: Fly In Fly Out miners.
Making money – and lots of it – can make ordinary people do extraordinary things. If the price is right, it can turn teachers into truck drivers, accountants into labourers and high school dropouts into highly skilled drillers.
Flying Miners is a rare opportunity to meet the everyday workers who are at the heart of the boom.
Head of Non-Fiction
Director Of Photography
Rodney ‘Bucky’ Buck
Andrew ‘Smalls’ Carstairs
Professor Fiona Haslam McKenzie
Keith Storey PHD
Angela La Macchia