THE Black Diamond Heritage Centre will again host the annual commemoration of the 1887 Bulli Mine Disaster at St Augustine’s Anglican Church this month.
A massive methane gas explosion at the Bulli Colliery killed 81 men and boys at 2.30pm on March 23 1887.
The annual service is open to the public and will again be held at Bulli’s Anglican Church in Park Road where many of the victims were buried, and where a memorial garden has been dedicated to the victims and families.
After the service, a gathering will lay flowers at the nearby disaster monument.
Black Diamond District Heritage Centre president, Kerrie Anne Christian said the event time this year will be one hour earlier than past events due to other commitments of the Reverend Michael Williamson, who will conduct the service. The memorial service begins at 12.30pm on Thursday, March 23. All are welcome.
For a history of the Bulli Mine Disaster visit the website: Looking Back
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