Frank Maxwell, of Bolton Point, has spent years researching coal mining related deaths in the Hunter region | History

By Mike Scanlon
April 17 2022 - 5:00am
Tall order: Old-time miners pose with a ladder at the enormous coal seam at Stanford Merthyr Colliery in 1912. Picture: Supplied

HUNTER Valley coal mining has always been an extremely dangerous occupation, often under appalling conditions.

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