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From: "Daryl Crabtree" <>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 22:19:31 +1000

Hi all,
More from the West Wimmera Mail,

Friday April 17th. 1903.
Thomas Murphy, an old aged pensioner, 71 years of age, and who came to the colonies
in '46, met with a sudden death on Easter Monday night. He attended the Goroke sports,
and was returning to Mr B. Lavery's at Minimay, by whom he was employed, in company
with two young men named Collins and Lancaster, both of whom got out at the gate
leading to Mr Lavery's residence, the reins being handed to Murphy. Almost immediately
after alighting they heard a thud, and on looking around found that the old man had fallen to
the ground. Collins sat him up, only to find that he was dead. The body was conveyed to Mr.
Lavery's, and Lancaster reported the occurrence to Constable Sargeant, of Goroke, who
communicated with the coroner. An inquest being deemed unnecessary, a magisterial inquiry
was conducted by Mr T Jelbart, J P., who brought in a verdict of death from heart failure.
Deceased was for a long time employed at the Goroke Hotel as a groom.
Kind Regards,
Daryl Crabtree
Central Qld.

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