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Shot through the heart

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Tuesday 28 September 1897, The Sydney Morning Herald

TRAGEDY AT NINE MILE.

AN EXTRAORDINARY ACCIDENT.

SHOT THROUGH THE HEART.

A telegram to the following effect was yesterday received at the office of the Inspector-General of Police from the Armidale superintendent of police :- “William White was on Saturday last found dead half a mile from his residence, Nine Mile, Deepwater, shot in the breast with slugs. The post-mortem examination resulted in four slugs being found in the body. One passed through the heart. Death was instantaneous. The shot was not fired from close quarters. White left home on Friday morning, carrying a Winchester repeating rifle, which was found lying at his feet, and contained one empty cartridge. No further information.” Investigations are being made by Senior-sergeant Hicks, of Tenterfield, and Senior-sergeant Travers, of Glen Innes.

Superintendent Garvan, of the Armidale police district, yesterday evening telegraphed to the Inspector-General as follows :- “White’s death is now understood to be the result of an accident. Thirty yards from where the body lay his hat was found, and 4 ft. from his hat a rifle, fired recently into the face of a granite boulder. Four pieces of lead, believed to be portions of a bullet that ricocheted, and a piece of granite, were found embedded in deceased’s neck by a doctor. The circumstances surrounding the case do not point to murder. Bullet mark on rock was discovered this morning.”

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May 5, 2011 at 8:55 pm

New from around New England

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Thursday 7 September 1876, The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser

(Glen Innes Guardian, Sept. 2.)

Mr H. King’s blood stallion “Marksman” has arrived in the district. “Marksman” has a very excellent pedigree.

The Glen Innes townspeople were permitted, the other day, to share in what was quite a treat to them. An Armidale dairyman was vending a quantity of fresh butter about town. The article was of excellent quality : this recommendation, together with the fact that for the past two or three months butter was conspicuous by its absence from our dining boards, rendered it no difficult task to get buyers at a most remunerative price. We do not understand this : the climate of Armidale is equally as cold as this is; yet already, the farmers of the sister district are in a position to make butter in such quantities to supply the local and neighbouring markets, while our producers have not yet put in an appearance. This is certainly something radically wrong with our whole arrangements.

(From the Uralla and Walcha Times.)

On Thursday last (St. Bartholomew’s Day) the foundation stone of the new church at Ollera was laid by E. Everett, Esq., of Tenterden. His lordship the Bishop of Grafton and Armidale was present, also the Rev. Canon Child, of the diocese of Newcastle, the Rev. J. H Johnson, curate of the district, the Rev. C. C Greenway, curate of Bundarra, and a great number of the laity. After the special form of prayer said by his lordship, assisted by the clergy present, a very eloquent and interesting address was delivered by him.

The adjourned committee meeting of the P. and A. Society for Southern New England took place at the Temperance Hall, Uralla, on Wednesday afternoon. There was a fair attendance of members, including several influential gentlemen. Tho chair was occupied by the President, Mr. C R. Blaxland, of Toryburn, Bundarra. It was decided to have a dinner on the night following the society’s annual meeting, and a sub-committee was appointed to carry it out. Messrs. Haines and Dewson were appointed auditors, and the annual meeting was fixed to take place on the last Thursday in September. It was derided to write to the neighbouring societies, to see if they were willing to unite for the payment of judges. The question of amalgamating with the Armidale Association was discussed, but nothing definite arrived at.

(From the Tenterfield Star, Sept. 1.)

On the evening of Sergeant Goldrick’s departure from the Tenterfield district, a testimonial, got up in a very short time, was presented to Mrs. Goldrick at the Grant Hotel, Mr. J. Ellis occupying the chair, several other gentlemen being present. Sergeant Goldrick and family left this morning by Cobb and Co.’s coach for Glen Innes, en route to Murrurundi, where we trust that they will be equally respected as they have been in the Tenterfield district.

Miss Maria Kemp sustained severe injury through severing the tendons of the palm of her left hand on Tuesday last, by an accidental blow of a tomahawk. It was expected at one time that the wound would have been fatal, as the hemorrhage [sic] was so excessive, but owing to the prompt attention of Dr. Rundle, who was immediately in attendance, we are happy to state that the young lady is out of danger.

(From the Inverell Times, Sept 2)

At the last mooting of the Inverell Municipal Council the Library Committee presented a report recommending amongst other things that the sum of £25 should be expended in the purchase of new books for the Public Library.

(From the Inverell Dispatch, Sept. 2.)

An accident occurred at Inverell on Wednesday last which might have been attended with fatal results. As Mr. Heydon, baker, was going his usual daily rounds, he left his cart with a child in it whilst delivering bread. Something startled the horse, which is a very quiet one, causing it to bolt. Opposite Mr. Ambrose’s hotel the cart upset and the child was violently thrown out, and though much hurt, fortunately was not seriously so. A shaft of the cart was broken.

On Tuesday evening last a meeting of the subscribers to the Hindmarsh Testimonial Fund was held at Mather’s Hotel, Inverell, for the purpose of presenting Mr Hindmarsh with a gold watch and chain purchased by public subscription. About twenty of the principal business men of the town were present. The testimonial which consisted of a magnificent gold watch (with a suitable inscription inscribed in the inside) attached to which is a massive gold chain, was presented by Mr. Ross.

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May 7, 2010 at 8:01 pm

Bushfires near Guyra

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Wednesday 2 March 1932, The Sydney Morning Herald

GUYRA, Tuesday.

Bushfires swept over Messrs. K. Gordon's
and B. Jackson's properties at Baldersleigh,
and many volunteers from Guyra drove out
to give assistance. At one period it seemed
certain that Mr. Gordon's homestead and wool-
shed would be destroyed, but eventually the
fires were got under control.

At Tenterden also fires broke out, and set-
tlers had a trying time working day and night
to prevent an extension and to save the
adjacent holdings.

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