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HRS 1442 Collier hewing coal

The image shows a virtually unclad collier hewing for coal by candle-light. The image is not quite right, no self-respecting miner would attempt to hit himself in the face as suggested in the image, it is likely it is simply intended to show how confined some of the coal workings were. The fact that he is all but naked suggests either a hot environment or a wet environment. KH
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Keywords:1842, Children's employment Commission, accidents, candles, child labour, coal, coal-mining, coalmining, employment, explosions, haulage, health and Safety, men, methane, mining, victorian

HRS 1442 Collier hewing coal