Luke Scott


Luke Scott is a former newspaper journalist, who splits his time between Launceston and Hobart in Tasmania.

As a cadet reporter at The Examiner Newspaper he helped cover the 2006 Beaconsfield rock fall which trapped miners Todd Russell and Brant Webb, and which killed their workmate Larry Knight.

Luke now works as a media advisor in Tasmania’s local government sector.

He is related to Eden Aloysius Hills, who was killed in the North Lyell mine in 1912.

Where to find Luke Scott online


Brimstone: The North Lyell Mine Disaster
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,380. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
On Saturday, October 12, 1912, a suspicious fire broke out deep underground in a copper mine on Tasmania’s rugged west coast. Fifty men were trapped below ground for five days, as a mammoth rescue effort was undertaken to free them. At the official inquiry, one man was accused of deliberately lighting the fire to avenge the death of his brother.