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Picture relating to Bowen - titled 'Members of the Collinsville Royal Commission, 1954'
Picture relating to Mount Isa - titled 'Dwelling constructed for miners at Mount Isa, ca. 1954'

Members of the Collinsville Royal Commission, 1954

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1954
(contact QldPics about this picture)

Members of the Royal Commission are being escorted by Constable Gordon Duncan at Bowen, during a break in proceedings. The members pictured are Walter Scott, Justice Sheehy (chairman) and Septimus Flowers. (Description supplied with photograph.)

The Royal Commission was being held into the cause of a 1954 poison gas explosion at Collinsville State Coal Mine which claimed seven lives.

This picture is also part of the Bonzle Flowers (open in new window) photo collection.