Victoria

Australia's worst mining disaster's Dalyston No 20 Shaft Historical site.

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Australia's worst mining disaster's Dalyston No 20 Shaft Historical site.
-38.575412, 145.570936
LOT 36 Bass Highway
Dalyston
3992
Victoria
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12.7 meters
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Two significant coal mine disasters took place here at the no 20 Shaft in Dalyston, Victoria, Australia

The first occurred during the first year of operation on the 20th February 1931, when 4 men died underground.
Then disaster strikes once again, on the 15th February 1937, in which another 13 men died underground this explosion was so powerful ,it blew the cage out of the shaft some 40 ft above the surface, and hit the poppet head, making this the worst mining disaster in Australia's history.

The newspaper of the day "the Canberra Times" can be read from the national archives. (Link Below)
https://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2424471

This second disaster, in which Thirteen miners were killed from the explosion, resulted in a successful national campaign to improve  conditions for all Australian miners.

So at least some good came from the sad deaths of these miners.
May they rest in piece.

The Dalyston township today, is nothing more than a few assorted stones and cement slabs laying around, and allotment numbers found on  maps of the area.

LOT 36 Bass Highway
Dalyston
VIC 3992

Australia's worst mining disaster's Dalyston No 20 Shaft Historical site
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