Bendigo boy saved brothers life, revealing danger beneath city surface

Tom O'Callaghan
By Tom O'Callaghan
June 26 2022 - 5:00am
DIRE STRAITS: Historian Natasha Joyce says children were at higher risk of drowning in Bendigo than other parts of Victoria in the 19th century, thanks to mining. Picture: DARREN HOWE

A 10-year-old boy turned around one day and realised his little brother had vanished from the face of the earth.

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Tom O'Callaghan

Tom O'Callaghan

Journalist

I grew up in Bendigo and I want to tell your stories.