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Lessons From The Past: Creswick Mine Disaster of 1882

[hr]No one could have imagined that in the small but prosperous town of Creswick in 1882 there would occur the worst gold mining accident in Australia – a record that stands to this day. [hr] The...

Blue murder at Wittenoom

With 60,000 people likely to die by 2030 from mining asbestos at Wittenoom, Ludwig Heinrich says many people should be tried for murder and their assets taken as proceeds of crime. My Mother, Stella...

Lies & deception - At the Bulli Royal Commission

Lies & deception – At the Bulli Royal Commission

An extract from The Bulli Mining Disaster 1887: Lessons from the Past by Donald P.Dingsdag. On Wednesday 23 March 1887 at 2.30 pm, an explosion occurred at the Bulli Colliery in New South Wales which...

160 men were involved in the rescue of Charlie Varischetti

A great survival | The story of Charlie Varischetti

One of the most remarkable rescues and survival stories in Australian history involved 160 miners, a great train dash, underwater divers and Herbert Hoover, who was to become president of the United...

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