CM 00040


On 20/3/1930 William Buckland Durbridge collapsed on his claim.  He was lifted out of the mine by R. Coles and carried to a bed but never regained consciousness and died that night.  His burial service was conducted by the coroner George Burford,

CM 000402020-01-12T12:10:19+10:30

1939 0077


Photo of a Burial Service at the Cemetery and description on the back of photo - handwritten by Alfred North "In the 24 years of the working of this Opal Field, only five deaths have occurred and only one fatal accident when a prospector plunged to the bottom of a 45' shaft owing to an attempted descent on an unspliced rope, he was terribly smashed up and after first aid treatment here, was conveyed to Pt Augusta Hosp. 200 miles by motor & 200 by Rail but succumbed to his injuries." Photo sent by Alfred North, Postmaster at Coober Pedy, to [...]

1939 00772019-11-19T23:02:50+10:30

CM 00037


Yami Lester Obituary CPRT 27/7/17 Click to view article

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