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The BackTracker History Show - The Backtracker EPISODE 29, 26th July 2021
The Bathurst Explosion
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The Bathurst Explosion

Just after 11am on 21 November 1888, a sudden explosion rocked the Bathurst Basin. A high wall of flame followed by a cloud of black smoke hurled one of the crew across the harbour to land with a broken leg. What happened to the other three on board was soon to be discovered.


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