The Walker family home on Bulli Mountain. Back row: William Walker, Selina Walker nee Reeks with baby, Harold, Emma Hails nee Reeks. Middle row: Charlie Walker, William Walker, Sarah Vey nee Salisbury, Jack Walker, Maria Reeks nee Salisbury with Jim, Ivy Hails Front row: Amy Walker , Ethel Walker and Florrie Walker
By MICK ROBERTS ©
YOUNG William Walker would have been looked on as a curiosity by his school mates at Bulli in the 1880s.
Although William was like most other adolescent boys growing-up in the mining community, he was looked at differently because he belonged to a Salvationist family – a new religious order that had arrived in town just prior to the infamous Bulli Mine disaster of March 23 1887.
William was just 10…
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