Speakers Profile - Todd Russell

Beaconsfield Miner Survivor

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Todd Russell is one of the two survivors of the 2006 Beaconsfield Mine collapse which trapped three miners under hundreds of tonnes of rock. Incredibly, he and fellow miner Brant Webb survived for 14 days almost 1km under ground in a 2 x 4m pocket of air. Sadly, Larry Knight did not survive the disaster.
Todd's story is one of the greatest tales of Australian mateship, courage and survival ever told.

He speaks with passion and detail about how he and Brant supported each other through 14 days of sheer hell, what went through his mind, how he and Brant maintained hope and how he has adjusted to a more public life post the now-infamous Beaconsfield experience. Over time, the end of the mine collapse ordeal would lead to other, more private battles that would test their personal resolve and, ultimately, their relationship with each other.

Todd Russell is an engaging, down-to earth-speaker with a unique and moving tale to tell.