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The Tamworth Daily Observer (NSW), Friday 27 September 1912

Armidale News.

SERIOUS RIDING ACCIDENTS.

ARMIDALE, Thursday.

The seven-year-old son of Mr. H. White, Rockvale, sustained serious injuries through a horse dashing into a tree. He is now in the local hospital.

James Fitzgerald, son of Mr. Joseph Fitzgerald, of Cunderang station, sustained concussion of the brain through a horse falling whilst mustering cattle. He is now in a very critical condition.

Evening News (Sydney, NSW), Wednesday 20 August 1924

ROUGH ROAD

Of Country Doctors

KEMPSEY, Wednesday.

The road of the country medico is a rough and a hilly one.

Late on Monday a doctor in Kempsey received word of an accident on the upper reaches of the Macleay. He immediately set out in his car, accompanied by the matron of a private hospital. When they arrived at George’s Creek, about 40 miles up the river, they had to ride eight miles on horseback. Arriving at their destination in the early hours of Tuesday morning, they found that the patient was the 2-year-old son of Mr. J. P. Fitzgerald, of Kunderang Station. He had caught his hand in the cogs of a chaffcutter. An operation was performed there and then, and the major portion of three fingers removed. The patient was then brought back to hospital in Kempsey.

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