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Drowning fatality near Kunderang

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Friday 31 January 1896, Barrier Miner



SYDNEY, Friday.

A father and son named Gilbert, both good swimmers, attempted to cross the river at the crossing near Cunderang. The late rains had put the river up a little, but it was only about five feet deep in the middle. The son, however, got the cramps and caught hold of his father’s neck. The father, in endeavoring to free himself so that he could help the son, became exhausted and sank. A man named Hooker, who fortunately was near, went to the men’s rescue and managed to bring the father ashore, but in an insensible condition. The body of the boy has not been recovered.

Written by macalba

March 20, 2011 at 8:04 pm

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  1. The accident involved father Ben Supple and his son Gilbert who drowned. I think it was at the first crossing below the house where Edward Fitzgerald later drowned.

    Bob Harden

    March 22, 2011 at 7:04 am

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