The Battle of Broken Hill – 1915

A little known episode in Australia’s history was the attack on a train packed with people heading to a picnic on 1 January 1915.

The Advertiser – 2 Jan 1915 wrote a full account the day after the event.

In 2004, George Negus on ABC’s GNT ran a story on the incident. ┬áHere’s the transcript.

Information on the two men who attacked the train (Mullah Abdullah and Gool Badsha Mahomed) is included in the Australian Dictionary of Biography online.