Miners tried to tamp a hole. It exploded in their faces | What happened in 1871?

Tom O'Callaghan
By Tom O'Callaghan
Updated July 16 2021 - 11:18pm, first published 6:30pm
A mine into Bendigo's depths. Picture: LAURA MAKEPEACE

THE SICKENING sound bone and flesh thudding into rock reverberated through a mineshaft 150 years ago in a chilling reminder of how dangerous the search for gold under Bendigo was.

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Tom O'Callaghan

Tom O'Callaghan

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