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Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 – 1940), Thursday 23 November 1899

Fatal Riding Accident.

Armidale, Wednesday. — William Mulligan, aged 22, a son of Mr. Francis Mulligan, grazier, died at his father’s residence, Cooney Creek, last evening. One day last week deceased was out mustering sheep with his brother, when his horse shied and ran against a tree. Young Mulligan, as a result of the collision, was thrown to the ground. He recovered himself quickly, caught and remounted his horse, and resumed mustering operations. Subsequently Mulligan complained of feeling unwell, and, after gradually becoming worse, died from internal inflammation.

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