The Sydney Hilton bombing occurred on 13 February 1978, when a bomb exploded outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney. The bomb was planted in a rubbish bin and exploded when the bin was emptied into a garbage truck outside the hotel at 1.40am. It killed two garbage collectors, Alec Carter and William Favell. The Sydney Hilton bombing occurred on 13 February 1978, when a bomb exploded outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney.
Senior Constable Terry Griffiths had just started the night shift outside the Hilton Hotel in George St where the Commonwealth Heads of Government were staying. It was February 13, 1978 — 40 years ago — and the police officer was wondering how he and his colleagues were going to pass the long, boring shift until 7am the next morning. “A garbage truck came up the road and one of the men got off and picked up the receptacle inside the bin,” Griffith says.
THE only daughter of one of the Hilton Hotel bombing victims still lives with the memory of her mother collapsing on the floor in hysterics as police broke the news to her. Cassandra Favell was only seven when the bomb exploded killing her father William, his workmate Alec Carter and police officer Paul Burmistriw 40 years ago. “I remember the knock on the door when the police came and Mum going into hysterics and falling on the ground,” she said.
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