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.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Australasian Mining History|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2013|