Dictionary of Sydney

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Hilton hotel bombing 1978

Explosion in the early hours of 13 February 1978 that occurred when a bomb, hidden in a bin outside the Hilton hotel on George Street, was collected by a council garbage truck. Three men were killed, garbage collectors Alec Carter, 37, and William Favell, 36, and police officer Paul Burmistriw, 31, who died from his injuries nine days later. The target was believed to be the Prime Minister, Malcolm Fraser, and other heads of state who were at the hotel for a Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM). 



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Date of event
13 Feb 1978