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Wednesday 25 December 1901, The Sydney Morning Herald

HILLGROVE, Tuesday.

The coroner, Mr. Morgan, held an inquest yester-
day at George's Creek on the body of Annie Lee,  
who died suddenly. A verdict that death was due    
to natural causes was returned.  

John Lane, fitter, employed at Baker's Creek, dis-  
appeared yesterday morning. His coat and hat were
found alongside the Garibaldi dam. The police
dragged for the body, which was recovered about
noon to-day. His throat was cut.

The inquest on the body of John Lane, who was  
found drowned in Garibaldi Dam, was held to-day
at the courthouse. The deceased had been employed    
as a fitter at the Baker's Creek Gold Mine. A ver-  
dict of suicide was returned. A proviso was added
that the act was committed whilst deceased was      
temporarily insane. The coroner objected to the
provision.

Written by macalba

March 13, 2010 at 1:36 pm

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