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Fell through the window

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The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times (Tas.), Tuesday 29 August 1905

FALL FROM A TRAIN THROUGH A WINDOW.

Mr S. H. Wickerson, proprietor of the Armidale “Argus,” fell from the Northern mail train when returning from Glen Innes. He complained of illness during the evening, and was leaning out of a window, when a sudden lurch caused him to pitch forward through the window. The place was lined with rocks, but he only received a wound on the head and other slight lacerations.

Written by macalba

September 10, 2011 at 8:09 am

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  1. Amazing! What happened to the Argus in the longer term?

    Denis Wright (@deniswright)

    September 10, 2011 at 9:33 am

    • The Armidale Argus closed its doors in July 1913 “after holding out bravely against very heavy odds”.

      macalba

      September 10, 2011 at 9:45 am

      • Having an editor that managed to fall out of a train window wouldn’t give a lot of confidence.

        Ken

        September 11, 2011 at 10:39 pm

      • Imagination is great. I can see that was trying so hard to throw up but not dribble down the carriage that he leant out too far.

        G.

        macalba

        September 12, 2011 at 9:26 am


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