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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


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”.


      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.


        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.



        September 12, 2011 at 9:26 am

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