Disaster at the ("Welsh Mine") Stanford merthyr Colliery, Kurri Kurri NSW, 1905

Clive Beauchamp

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In Oct. 1905, a fire and explosion at the Stanford Merthyr colliery, K urri Kurri, NSW,resultiedin six fatalities and nine others suffered serious injuries. The disaster had some unusual features- occurring when no one was underground; those killed were mining officials and and five out of the six deceased were Welsh migrants. The article traces briefly the history of the mine; the rescue attempts; the sealing of the mine and it's re-opening. There is special focus on the proceedings of the coroners inquest. The didaster's impact is also considered.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-109
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Australasian Mining History
Volume11
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

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