Disaster at Hoskins' Ironstone Quarry, Cadia, Orange ,1921

Clive Beauchamp

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In March 1921 a 'premature explosion' occurred at Hoskins Company's ironstone quarry at Cadia near Orange, New South Wales. It resulted in the instant death of of nine workmen. The paper traces the early history of mining at Cadia, the acquisition of thw the quarry by the Hoskins' Company and the development of the local township. It details the background to the explosion, attempts at rescue and recovery and the findings of the coroner's inquest. The short-term revival of mining activity, for the duration of the Second world War is also covered.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-111
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Australasian Mining History
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

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