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Do they have the skills to do that?

Kiruna mine's first female driller IngMarie Lundmark and her daughter, journalist Anneli Lundmark, talk about the women who led the way in the mine and the resistance they faced.

The first female driller of the Kiruna mine, IngMarie Lundmark, together with her daughter Anneli Lundmark, talks about the women who preceded them in the mine and the resistance they faced.

In Sweden, women were banned from working underground in mines in 1900, and it took nearly 80 years before this law was finally repealed.

When the ban was lifted, electrical drafter IngMarie Lundmark became the first woman to complete the mining worker training at LKAB and the first woman ever to work at the front lines in the Kiruna mine. For eight years, she worked alone on a drilling rig several hundred meters underground lifting two tons of drill steel per shift.

Together they talk about the pioneering women in mining, why women were banned, and the long  and eventful struglgle - especially in Norrbotten and Västerbotten - to reopen the mines for everyone.

Who were the opponents? Who were the driving forces?

And the most importantly, what was it like to be the first woman in a totally male-dominated world?

Monday 14/10 at 18.00-19.00, Skelleftehamn's library

Free entry, but registration is required.

Registration from 11 September to:
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or call: 0910-310 77

Organiser: Skellefteå Municipality/Culture and Library Department

The event is part of the Storytelling Festival 2024 External link, opens in new window.


Free entrance. Registration is required.


Arrangör: Culture and Library Department
Plats: Skelleftehamn's library
Telefon: 46-0910-31077

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