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Report of the Royal Commission

Public Record Office Victoria1971

Public Record Office Victoria (State Archives of Victoria, Australia)

Public Record Office Victoria (State Archives of Victoria, Australia)

Royal Commission

Amid the nationwide grief and horror, then Premier Sir Henry Bolte announced the establishment of a Royal Commission to investigate the cause of the collapse.

The commission sat for 80 days and heard evidence from 52 witnesses, under oath and subject to examination and cross-examination.

Among the 319 exhibits received in evidence were correspondence, legal documents, plans, drawings and photographs.

The report, tabled in parliament in 1971, detailed a number of factors that contributed to the bridge’s failure and left no party associated with the collapse blameless.

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  • Title: Report of the Royal Commission
  • Creator: Public Record Office Victoria
  • Date Created: 1971
  • Provenance: 02591-P0000-000014-0010-001
  • External Link: Download Royal Commision Report PDF
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