The Queen and the Bulli sufferers

queen victoria

Queen Victoria extended her sympathies and “regret” to the Bulli colliery disaster “sufferers”. The methane gas explosion, on March 23 1887, killed 81 men and boys.

His Excellency the Governor yesterday received the following telegram from Sir Henry Holland, Secretary of State for the Colonies :- “Her Majesty commands me to convey to you her sincere expressions of regret at the Bulli disaster and sympathy with the sufferers.”

– The Sydney Daily Telegraph  Friday 15 April 1887 

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