This blog was posted on the 6th of January but it did not get past my immediate friends and followers because the attached poster was deemed an inadmissible advertisement. Which we all know it wasn’t. However I have deleted the offending picture and replaced it as I really wanted this blog to go further afield.
When we were in Ballarat on the 12th December last, Doug found an old Parks Victoria poster which had been discarded. It referred to a gold mining disaster at the New Australasian Mine in Creswick (19km from Ballarat) which had taken place 133 years ago to the day. In July I blogged about a gold mining disaster which I had great difficulty documenting. This time I will quote from the actual documentation.
“New Australasian Mine – Site of Australia’s most tragic underground mining accident. Without warning on the 12th December 1882 water…
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