Tuesday, 31 January 2017

TROVE TUESDAY JAN 31ST, 2017 : SCRAPS - AN UNFORTUNATE ACCIDENT





SCRAPS

 The title of this page intrigued me. It seems a strange collection, but newsprint was costly at the time, so maybe that was the reason for putting all these items together.  I've marked the individual stories with lines to show the beginning and the end of each item.

Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842-1899), Tuesday 4 September 1994, page 3


The first story was what caught my attention initially. It concerns two distant ancestors of mine, such a sad story and rather graphic.

Transcription.

Charles Swadling, a carter, aged 17 years, met with a serious accident at Guy's Wharf, Pyrmont, N.S. Wales, last week. With his brother Cornelius Swadling, and another man, he was carrying a large piece of timber into a sawmill, the two brothers being on each side of the rear end. Charles tripped and fell, and his brother not being able to hold on the timber slipped off his shoulder and crashed into his brother's head, driving his face into the earth. He was taken to Sydney Hospital, where he died shortly after admission.

 You can read the rest of the pages quite clearly if you click on the image.




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