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"Do they have bitches for that?"

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

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women were banned from working underground in mines in 1900 and it would be nearly 80 years before the law was finally repealed.

When the ban was lifted, electrician IngMari Lundmark became the first woman to be trained as a miner at LKAB, and the first woman ever to work at the front line in the Kiruna mine. For eight years she stood alone on a drill rig several hundred meters underground, lifting two tons of drill steel per shift.

Together we will tell you about the mining women who went before, about why women were banned and about the long and eventful struggle - especially in Norrbotten and Västerbotten - to reopen the mines to everyone. Who were the opponents? Who were the driving forces?

And above all, what was it like to be the first woman to enter a totally male-dominated world?

Registration to 0910-310 77 or e-mail: bibliotek.skelleftehamn@skelleftea.se

In Swedish.

Eng.
IngMari Lundmark, the first female driller in the Kiruna mine, tells together with her daughter Anneli Lundmark, about the women who where the first to work in a mine and about the resistance they faced. 

In Sweden, women were forbidden to work underground in mines in 1900, and it would take almost 80 years before the law was changed. When the ban was lifted, electrical draftsman IngMari Lundmark became the first woman to attend mining training within LKAB and the first woman to ever work at the front in the Kiruna mine. For eight years, she stood alone on a drilling rig, several hundred meters underground, and lifted two tons of drill steel every shift. 

Together we talk about the mining women who became role models, why women were banned and about the long and eventful struggle – all over Norr- and Västerbotten. Who were the opponents? Who were the instigators? And most important, what was it like to be the first woman in a totally male-dominated world?

In Swedish.

Storytelling evening

Monday, October 14, 18.00-19.00

Location: Skelleftehamn Library

Participants:
IngMarie Lundmark and Anneli Lundmark
Length: approx. 60 min

Organizer: Skelleftehamn Library

Free admission. Registration from September 11 to:
0910-310 77 or e-mail: bibliotek.skelleftehamn@skelleftea.se

Part of the Storytelling Festival 2024

  1. Skelleftehamn Library

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