Bellbird Colliery: the Hunter's worst mining disaster, 100 years on

Laura Rumbel
Updated September 4 2023 - 8:42am, first published 7:21am
100 years on since the Bellbird Mine Disaster. A public commemorative service was held to remember those lost. Picture by Laura Rumbel
100 years on since the Bellbird Mine Disaster. A public commemorative service was held to remember those lost. Picture by Laura Rumbel

Today, 100 years ago, a mining disaster at Bellbird Colliery rocked the coalfields. The lives of 21 miners and six pit horses were lost to carbon monoxide.

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Laura Rumbel

Laura Rumbel

Journalist

Laura Rumbel is a journalist who has always called Maitland home. She has been with the Maitland Mercury since 2022, and is passionate about all areas of local news.

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