Wednesday, September 2, 2009

More Hill End deaths

The search continues.

Daily Southern Cross (NZ) - 14 February 1874
Australian News. New South Wales.
Nathan Fanhurst died at Hill End whilst undergoing a painful surgical operation for the removal of a cancerous tumour. He was under the influence of chloroform at the time of his death.

Note. NSW Death Certificate probably

The Brisbane Courier (Qld) - Saturday 14 June 1879
A miner at Hill End died suddenly yesterday evening through inhaling the fumes of dynamite left by himself near a blast. A fellow workman suffered from the same cause, but has since recovered.

Note. This is probably related to the article in the previous post related to death by inhalation of fumes.

The Maitland Mercury (NSW) - Thursday 14 October 1880
HILL END. Monday. [Herald]. An inquest was held to-day, at Sally's Flat, touching the death of James Ganon, who died suddenly on Sunday last. In accordance with the evidence given by Mr. Fisher, J.P., who was summoned by the Coroner, as he had prescribed for deceased, a verdict of death through inflammation of the bowels was returned.

West Coast Times (NZ) - 9 December 1891
A remarkable shooting case occured at Hill End (N.S.W.) last week. A miner named Charles Cross was found dead in his house with a bullet wound through the breast. Deceased's son, a boy of fourteen, stated when questioned that during the night someone fired a shot into the house, but he afterwards admitted he had shot his father, saying that he thought at the time he was firing at the dog. The boy is in custody.

Note. NSW Death Certificate probably

The Sydney Morning Herald. - Jan 29, 1918
A report made to the police on Wednesday stated that a man, Edward Hehir, employed by the Pioneer Shire Council, and living at Hill End, also an American negro, named William Coakley, had been drowned in the vicinity of Farleigh on Monday night, and their bodies recovered on Friday.

The Courier-Mail (Brisbane) - Thursday 19 April 1934
Mrs. M. Peterson
The death took place recently in Sydney of Mrs. Maria Peterson at the age of 94 years. Mrs. Peterson was bom at Camden, New South Wales shortly after the arrival of her parents (Mr. and Mrs. James Watman) from England in 1839. Being herself one of a family of 11 and having had 12 children, her relations are numerous, particularly in New South Wales. At various periods of her life Mrs. Peterson resided at the Hill End Gold-fields and other country centres in New South Wales and Queensland, where her husband at first followed the occupation of builder and contractor, and eventually became one of the leading mechanical mining engineers and investors in New South Wales. He died many years ago. The Peterson Battery at Hill End was widely famed in its day. Mrs. Peterson's eldest son, Mr. J. P. Peterson, resides at Clayfield, Brisbane, and her youngest daughter, Mrs. G. A. Moulday, at Eagle Farm. Other children, are: Mrs. Harding (Enfield, New South Wales), Mr. G. H. Peterson (Pendle Hill, New South Wales); and Mrs. S. Upton (Edithville, Victoria). There are 21 grandchildren, and 25 great-grand- children.

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