UPDATED March 16 2020: This year’s memorial service has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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An artist impression of the Bulli engine shed, at the corner of today’s Hobart Street and the Prince’s Highway, where the bodies of the victims of the Bulli Colliery explosion were prepared for burial. This picture shows Constable Richard Trevillian recording the unfortunate men’s names.
POLICE officer Richard Trevillian had the unfortunate and difficult job of recording the names of the victims of the Bulli colliery explosion, which claimed the lives of 81 men and boys on March 23 1887.
Some of the victims were never identified because they were so badly disfigured and burnt.
The victims were laid out in a large timber shed located at the corner of what is today Hobart Street and the Princes Highway. From here the bodies were taken by horse and carriage to graveyards belonging to the Church of England in Park Road Bulli, the Presbyterians in Grey Street Woonona…
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