Lake Macquarie History

Mining Deaths - Rhondda Colliery

O'Brian Thomas 6 April 1903 39 cerebral haemorrhage and shock from extensive injuries sustained from a roof collapse
Corney Ernest Luke 1 September 1908 16 tuberculosis - natural causes
Moroney Thomas 10 March 1909 58 natural causes - heart failure
Bedford Ernest Edward 14 May 1909 22 injuries received from falling - accidental death
Dawson Alfred Burt 9 March 1911 52 Miner's Phthisis accelerated by an injury (November 1910) to the chest accidentally caused by a chain whilst at work.
Otty Herbert 29 October 1917 17 ruptured kidney after a fall from a horse - accidental death.

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