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Title: Site of the Robb Jetty magazine explosion, 1903 [picture]
Imprint: Perth : Western Mail, 1903
Notes: Published in the Western Mail, 25 July 1903, page 27. Digital image taken from microfilm at the State Library of WA, 2018.
Restrictions on Use: Out of copyright, no restrictions.
Summary: On the evening of 15 July 1903 one of the buildings used to store explosives at the government facility beside Robb Jetty was blown to pieces with a nightwatchman inside. Thomas Whelan was killed instantly, and the ensuing inquest made headlines across the country. In this photo are police inspectors and officials from the Department of Mines, as well as staff from the explosives magazine. The fence ran around the entire magazine enclosure, and the structures behind it were part of the cattle yards of the Robb Jetty complex.
Subject: Cockburn Region (W.A.) -- Robb JettyCrime -- Western Australia -- Cockburn Region (W.A.)
Site of the Robb Jetty magazine explosion, 1903 [picture]

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