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Friday 3 November 1905, The Argus (Melbourne)

GIRL'S TERRIBLE DEATH.

SYDNEY Thursday. - A dreadful acci-
dent occurred at Hillgrove West yesterday
afternoon. Eva Boundy, 17 years of age, a
daughter of the enginedriver at the Baker's
Creek mine, in company with two young
girls, was gathering flowers, on the edge of
the Brereton Falls, when she slipped and
fell over a precipice, a sheer depth of seve-
ral hundred feet, her body, then striking
successive ledges of rock, fell fully 900 ft.
The body was recovered by George Smith
and other miners working in the vicinity,
and was with great difficulty brought to the
top of the falls. It was frightfully mangled,
the back and all the limbs being broken.
Some years ago a girl named Nelson met
her death by tailing over a precipice in the
same locality.

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