Newcastle earthquake: 25 years onPHOTOS

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THE WORKER CLUB: A couple of poker machines are still standing amid the destruction as a worker inspects the damage.Constable Bob Williams and Sergeant Syd Goodliff were on routine patrol along Beaumont Street, Hamilton when “everything started to explode” with walls and awnings crashing down on shoppers.
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Frightened shoppers ran into the street, some screaming and crying, others wandered around dazed.

Several people were partially buried, others were digging under rubble with their hands to free the unlucky ones.

“All of a sudden everything was falling down everywhere, some partially buried,” Constable Williams said.

“Half a dozen people started to throw rubble off. Then everyone was digging in a mad panic to try to get people out.”

The two police officers joined with others in a frantic attempt to pull people from the rubble.

Newcastle earthquake: 25 years on | PHOTOS The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

TweetFacebookAlbert Gavin Bender, 75, Merewether. Killed in the rubble of the Newcastle Workers Club.Dulcie Alice Bliim, 78, Hamilton. Killed under a collapsed wall in Beaumont Street while shopping for a dress.Carol Anne Coxhell, 49, Adamstown Heights. Killed while filling poker machines at Newcastle Workers Club.Miriam Coleen Duffy, 62, Whitebridge. Killed in the collapse of Newcastle Workers Club.Cyril Keith McMahon, 62, Hamilton. Killed under a collapsing wall in Beaumont Street, Hamilton.Verlina Maree March, 53, Carrington. Killed while playing poker machines at Newcastle Workers Club.Leonard Charles Norris, 60, Newcastle. Killed in the basement of the workers club where he was visiting a friend.Barry Francis Spark, 60, Mayfield. Killed in the basement maintenance room at the workers club.Peggy Theresa Stone, 75, Thornton. Killed inside the workers club where she had gone for her weekly hoi game.Eileen Mary Werren, 69, Mayfield West. Killed at the workers club, where she had gone to renew her membership.John Anthony O’Shanassy, 30, Sydney. A rock band roadie killedsetting up for a Split Enz concert at the workers club that night.Levener Georgia Watson, 63, Blackalls Park. Died the next day from a brain haemorrhage bought on by the stress of the earthquake.Cecil Robert Abbott, 59, Hamilton. Killed by a falling awning as he stopped for a chat outside the Kent Hotel.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

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