N. P. ABBOTT
New South Wales Police ?
– former member of:
Killed on Tuesday 27 May 1912 – explosion
Quarry Disaster near Kiama.
Minnamurra, a peaceful little hamlet, a couple of miles from Kiama, was shocked with a sudden and terrible tragedy early on Tuesday morning. By a premature explosion at Trevethan’s quarry, five men were killed outright, and seven others wounded. When the serious extent of the accident became folly known, business was practically suspended, and flags were flown at half mast, while all the quarries suspended working operations. Those killed were N. P. Abbott, ex-policeman, 39, married, residing at Wollongong, wife and six children : F. Cooke, 40, Married, residing at Mount Drummond, Wollongong, wife and weight children ; J. Lewis, 40, widower ; J. McDonald, 35, single, residing, at Berry ; J. Nurse, 30, single, new arrival. S. Thurle, J. Steffen, and J. Heald were admitted to the hospital, suffering from severe injuries.
Robertson Advocate ( NSW ) Friday 31 May 1912 page 2 of 4