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Mount LYELL Mine Disaster
12 October 1912


Indexed by Jackie Browne

A list of 42 men who died when fire raged through the Mt Lyell Mine in 1912
Index has been updated our thanks to Richard Sansom for the additional names
For those asking the index was compiled from several sources, Queenstown cemetery records,Newspaper articles and additional information supplied by Richard from West Coast Heritage Authority Pty Ltd, PO Box 70, Zeehan Tasmania

On Saturday morning 12 October 1912 between 11.15 and 11.30 am it was reported that the pump house on the 700' level was on fire. The following men all lost their lives in the fire and are all buried at the Queenstown General cemetery side by side mostly in unmarked graves.

BIANCHINI Valentine McCULLAGH
BOLTON W McGOWAN Jack
BOURKE J McLAUGHLIN B
BOURKE L McMASTER A
BOWDEN J. MITCHELL H
BRAY S MOORE P.
CREEDEN John O'DEA J
CREEN Charles O'KEEFE Cornelius
DAVEY James PARK J.
GAYS Thomas QUAK C.
GUY H. REILLY Paddy
HALL James ROLFE Francis John
HILLS E. ROLFE James Roland
HORNE W. SAUNDERSON Thomas
JENKINS John SCOTT Leonard
JONES W SMITH John(Jack S)
LEEMAN J STUDWELL J.
LEWIS Z TREGONNING J
MAHER T TREGONNING W
McCARTHY Joe TREVERTON R
McCASLAND E WRIGHT Harry

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