Darwin hotel explosion


Palmerston’s Club Hotel, corner of Herbet and Mitchell Streets, Darwin 1920

Man’s Head Blown Off

DARWIN, Oct. 20 – A heavy explosion at the Club Hotel late last night caused a sensation. The police rushed to the hotel, and found that Adam Wright had blown his head off with a plug or dynamite. He had been on Government relief work. Some time ago he was fined £10 by his union for having broken a boycott on the hotel, and since then he had found difficulty in getting work. He had wife and a large family.

– The West Australian Monday 21 October 1929


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