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Railway workers
« on: Wednesday 24 June 20 07:51 BST (UK) »
Hello,
I'm looking to find any records of old railway accidents.
My Grandfather was hurt in Victoria in the 1920's while working on the railway (Possibly Ballan).
Any suggestions of where to look would be much appreciated.

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Re: Railway workers
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 24 June 20 08:12 BST (UK) »
Have you looked on National Library Trove website which has digitised newspapers.

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Re: Railway workers
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 24 June 20 08:15 BST (UK) »
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/11763357?searchTerm=Ballan%20railway%20accident&searchLimits=exactPhrase|||anyWords|||notWords|||requestHandler|||dateFrom=1919-01-01|||dateTo=1935-12-31|||sortby

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Re: Railway workers
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 24 June 20 11:30 BST (UK) »
Thank you,
Yes I've scrolled through many articles on NLA Trove, I havn't been able to link any to his name ot approximate time unfortunately.
I do love reading the old papers!