On the night of Tuesday the 12th December 1882 in Creswick Victoria 41 gold miners descend 250 feet into the New Australasian No.2 Gold Mine to start their night shift.
Hours later two brothers tie themselves together as the cold, rancid water continues to rise. The Navy is called. A whole town is on edge. The mining community of Victoria will be changed forever.
This episode is dedicated to memory of Dr Joan Hunt.