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Injured boy dies of starvation

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Tuesday 19 October 1926, The Sydney Morning Herald

Armidale, Monday.

At the Armidale and New England Hospital Denis Claude Bourke, aged 4 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Bourke, of Camperdown, Rockvale, died from starvation. In May last the boy got a bottle of spirit of salts and drank some of the contents, which burnt the throat so badly that he was unable to take sufficient food to nourish his body.

The bottle of spirits of salts was found by the boy in a shearers’ hut.

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September 11, 2010 at 8:02 pm

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