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Author Piggin, Stuart.

Title The Mt. Kembla disaster / Stuart Piggin and Henry Lee
Published Melbourne : Oxford University Press in association with Sydney University Press, 1992


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  363.119622334 Pig/Mkd  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 361 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents Includes index
Summary "On 31 July 1902 the Mt Kembla coal mine in New South Wales exploded, killing ninety-six men. It is the worst disaster to occur on land in Australia's history."--BOOK JACKET. "The explosion took place during a time of social and industrial upheaval, when safety issues had become a bargaining point between management and miners. The New South Wales coal industry was slowly emerging from the 1890s depression, and the miners were testing their industrial strength in the Arbitration Court."--BOOK JACKET. "The Mt Kembla Disaster is a rich social history which traces the events, from the decades leading up to the blast, the frenetic rescue operation and mass funerals, through the series of acrimonious legal inquiries, to the divisive relief effort and the continued commemoration of the disaster by the community of Mt Kembla."--BOOK JACKET. "Stuart Piggin and Henry Lee examine the disaster within the broader context of the social, political and industrial systems in which it was set. They conclude that, contrary to the common view that such catastrophes can force positive change within these systems, the Mt Kembla disaster had little long-term effect. The local community compensated for this inertia with an intense internalisation of the trauma."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Social Welfare
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 337-349
Includes index
Subject Coal mine accidents -- Australia -- New South Wales -- History.
Coal mine accidents -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Mount Kembla
Coal mine accidents -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Mt. Kembla
Coal mines and mining -- New South Wales -- Mount Kembla -- Accidents
Coal mine accidents -- Mount Kembla, New South Wales
Coal mines and mining -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Mount Kembla
Disasters -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Mount Kembla
Mine explosions -- Australia -- New South Wales -- History.
Mount Kembla Colliery Disaster, (N.S.W.), 1902
Mount Kembla Coal Mine (N.S.W.)
Mount Kembla (N.S.W.)
Mount Kembla Coal Mine (N.S.W.) -- History.
Mount Kembla Colliery, New South Wales
Author Lee, Henry Patrick
LC no. 93100328
ISBN 0195534190
Other Titles Mount Kembla disaster
Mount Kembla disaster