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Australian Mining Disasters

This is a list of Australian mining disasters with at least ten fatalities that occurred 75 or more years ago.

Australian Mining Disasters >=75 years ago with >=10 fatalities
Date Colliery / Mine Location Fatalities Cause
15-Feb-1937 No. 20 Shaft Dalyston Colliery Wonthaggi, Victoria 13 Explosion
04-Apr-1929 Briseis Tin Mine Derby, Tasmania 14 Dam wall burst floods mine
01-Sep-1923 Bellbird Colliery Bellbird, New South Wales 21 Fire / explosion / Carbon monoxide
19-Sep-1921 Mount Mulligan Mine Mount Mulligan, Queensland 77 Coal dust explosion
12-Dec-1912 North Mount Lyell Mine Queenstown, Tasmania 42 Underground Mine Fire
31-Jul-1902 Mt Kembla Colliery Mt. Kembla, New South Wales 96 Explosion
21-Mar-1898 Dudley Colliery Dudley, New South Wales 15 Methane Explosion
3-Dec-1896 Stockton Colliery Newcastle, New South Wales 11 Explosion / Spontaneous Combustion
22- Jun-1889 Hamilton Pit, Glebe Mine Merewether, New South Wales 11 Roof fall
23-Mar-1887 Old Bulli Colliery Bulli, New South Wales 81 Men and Boys Gas explosion
12-Dec-1882 New Australasia Mine No. 2 Creswick, Victoria 22 Underground Mine Flood

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I am wondering if anyone is working on the Bulli mine disaster of 1887. I know this disaster is well documented. I have just found out that I have at least one relative who died in it - Isaiah Poppit. It is also possible that some of Isaiah Poppitt's children may have died directly or indirectly as a result of the disaster. I am currently working on Shropshire and Staffordshire mine disasters in the UK. thanks and best regards, David

posted by David Moss
Hi David.

Thank you for the work you are doing on Disasters. I discuss this disaster with Gillian Thomas this morning and she has created a new page for it so that it can be worked on.

Regards Joan

posted by Joan (Williams) Whitaker
edited by Joan (Williams) Whitaker