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Deceased persons who have died or have been found dead in  Public places

between 1850 and 1864

 

The South Australian Government Gazette

Published April 20, 1865

The following return (compiled from particulars recorded by the Police) of the persons who have died or have been

found dead in any public place in the colony, is published for general information.  Henry Ayers, Chief Secretary

 

Return of all persons without relations known or resident in South Australia, who have died or been found dead in any

public place in the colony, during the period between the 1st of January 1850  and 31st December 1864, and concerning

whose death the Police can furnish any information

 

Information

Name of Person, Date of death or when reported, Description of body, Circumstances attending the decease or finding

of the body and all information received by the Police.

 

Arranged in Alphabetical order

 

ADAMS

George

12 Aug 1862, drowned, south Para River, Inquest Verdict- accidental death

ANDERSON

James

5 Dec 1860, Seaman, Fell overboard in St Vincent’s Gulf, Belonged to the cutter Jack

ANDREWS

Richard

6 Mar 1863, age 80 years, height 5ft 5”; stout made, grey hair. died at Thomas Smith’s eating house, Blackford. Reported to the police by Thomas Smith that deceased died at his eating house, after a short illness.

ARMON

Abraham

23 Oct 1862, found dead at Wallaroo with his throat cut, Inquest verdict-temporary insanity

ARNOLD

Thomas

24 Sept 1860, killed by a horse, Port Gawler, inquest verdict-accidental death

ASALIGATH

George

10 Aug 1857, found hanging on a tree, Lobethal, Inquest Verdict - insanity

BARBER

John

7 Mar 1861, Master Mariner, Fell overboard at Port Adelaide, Master of the Mary Jane

BARNES

Elia

15 Nov 1860, age 30 yrs, height 5ft 9”, stout made, died suddenly at Kaladbro. Inquest held-deceased was an Irishman, lived generally in Victoria, left no effects

BARNS

Supposed to be

1 Nov 1855, Found in a creek, eight miles northeast of Mount Bryan

BEARD

 

2 Nov 1850, Height abt. 5ft 8”; dark brown hair, abt. 35 yrs of age. Murdered by natives at Calea, while in the act of rescuing his sheep from them. A native of Scotland

BERGOIST

Gustav Theodor

19 Jan 1861,description not known,  body not seen by police. Murdered by natives at Fowler’s Bay. Deceased was a shepherd in the employ of Messrs. Swan and Co.

BERTRAM

William

16 Aug 1862, age 34 yrs, height 5ft 8”, dark complexion, slight make, died suddenly at Farmer’s Arms Inn, Mount Gambier. Inquest held- was ostler at the Farmer’s Arms, Mount Gambier; an Englishman; formerly of Adelaide

BETTS

Stephen

26 Jul 1856, found in the bush near Burra, found by Mr Taylor

BINNING

Alexander

27 Jan 1863, Seaman, Found drowned at Port Adelaide, one of crew of Mary Agnes

BLAKESBY

William

25 Apr 1864, age 40 yrs, fair complexion, medium height. Died suddenly at Carratum Station near Mount Gambier. Inquest held on the body

BOYD

Margaret

30 Jul 1859, Found by a Mr Donaldson, Adelaide, Inquest Verdict-found dead in River Torrens

BRADLEY

Mary

14 Nov 1859, by falling from a bray at Blumberg, inquest held – accidental death

BRIMMER

Christopher

30 Jun 1860, Lost in the bush, near Mount Sturt while driving a flock of sheep. was in the employ of Mr Jas. Thompson; body not recovered.

BROWN

George

13 Jan 1863, supposed seaman, Found drowned at Port Adelaide, found drowned in the river by Wm. Ward

BROWN

William

5 Jan 1859, natural causes at Wilpena,

BROWN

Peter

1 June 1856, abt. 28 yrs of age, dark complexion, Murdered by natives at Franklin Harbor. A native of Italy; was in the employ of Dr. McKechnie.

BRYNE

John

14 Dec 1864, about 5’ 7” high, died from inflammation of the lungs at Armagh, supposed from Swan River, a hawker by trade.

BUONAPARTE

Napoleon

7 Apr 1856, A Lascar, Found dead at Adelaide

CARLON

 

26 Oct 1856, killed by a horse, Gawler Town, Inquest verdict - Accidental

CARNEW

Ellen

26 May 1857, age 19 years, of brain fever at Strathalbyn, a servant at the Robin Hood

CARTER

Charles

17 Dec 1857, Deceased was run against a tree while out riding on Mr McLeod’s run, Nalang, Tatiara and broke his neck. P T Budd made a statement before GB Scott Esq. S.M. who considered inquest unnecessary and gave orders for the interment of the body

CARVER

Alfred

24 Jan 1861, age about 22 years, height 5’ 11”, brown hair, very little whiskers, found dead near the Crows Nest Waterhole, north west plains, supposed to have died from want of water.

CHAMBERS

Thomas

24 Feb 1859, Deceased was killed by a spar falling on his head from a whim he was putting up on Mr McLeod’s run, Nalang, Tatiara, No inquest by order of H Jones Esq. at Nalang, effects sold and proceeds forwarded to Curator of Intestate Estates Adelaide

CLARK

William Henry

27 Sept, 1856 age about 25 years, height 5’ 7”, fair complexion, drowned, River Murray at Wellington, was in the company of Mr Earl

CLARKE

George

4 Sept 1863, found drowned South Para, Inquest Verdict- found drowned

COCKSHEAD

Thomas

8 Sept 1858, died at the men’s hut, Kannawigia Station, Tatiara, after an illness of 14 days, no inquest- body buried near Border Town, Cockshead was destitute

COFFY

Darby

29 Nov 1857, age 50 yrs, height 5ft 8”, grey hair, Died at Penola under the care of Dr Tandy, No inquest, native of Ireland, effects sold and proceeds forwarded to the Curator of Intestate Estates Adelaide

COLEMAN

John Hill

10 Nov 1864, found dead 8 miles west of Mount Deception, from want of food and water

COLLET

Richard

9 Mar 1863, abt 19 yrs of age; height 5ft 8”, fair complexion, light hair, large front teeth. Died for want of water near Fowler’s Bay. Supposed to have arrived in the colony by the ship Orient, no inquest held; body interred

COLMAN

Joseph

Sept 1858, Tall and stout built, found drowned, Port Willunga, a Seaman and native of Malta, drowned by upsetting of boat

CONNOR

James

5 May 1863, Died suddenly at Kalnook Station near Penola. Inquest held by G B Scott Esq. S.M. proceeds of property forwarded to Curator of Intestate Estates, Adelaide

CONSTABLE

John

12 Nov 1858, age 25 years, drowned in the Murray near Wall

COOKING

Frank

3 Apr 1857, killed by a dray Willaston, Inquest verdict - accidental

COOTE

Walter

2 Oct 1860, age about 25 years, height 5’ 9”, fair complexion, hair light brown, found dead near Overland Corner, his rug wrapped round him, much decomposed, no marks of violence. Deceased had no property, only about £8 18s 9d-forwarded to Curator of Intestate Estates

COWARD

Edward

24 Dec 1861, A Shepherd, natural death at Port Adelaide, This man had been shepherding for Mr Rogers on Yorke’s Peninsula and died on his way to hospital

CURRAN

Owen

24 Oct 1864, age 50 yrs, height 5ft 10”, dark complexion. Died from concussion of the brain, occasioned by a fall from a horse whilst in a state of intoxication; was five days in the bush; lived 48 hours after he was found, and taken to Mount Schanck. Inquest held on the body; an Irishman supposed to have left a wife in Victoria; effects sent to Curator of Intestate Estates, Adelaide.

CURTIS

Charles

3 Jun 1858, died suddenly Bassett Town, inquest considered unnecessary

DARLING

Charles

28 Jan 1864, age about 25 years, height 5’ 7”, round face, black hair and whiskers, killed by a horse at Port Gawler, Inquest Verdict-accidental death

DART

H

20 Jan 1862, no mark of violence, found dead near Tandappa, supposed sun stroke

DAVIS

John

10 Feb 1853, Found Drowned at Port Adelaide

DAWKINS

Samuel

13 Feb 1864, A Baker, sudden death at Port Adelaide, was engaged on board the emigrant ship Utopia as a baker from London to Port Adelaide, supposed to have left wife and 3 children in London. Inquest verdict – died from Apoplexy, brought on by drink

DAWSON

William

5 May 1861, Deceased was thrown from his horse at Charla, Tatiara and broke his neck, and was found immediately after by Dr. Penny. deceased buried at Border Town by certificate of Dr. Penny, who examined the body; proceeds of property forwarded to Curator of Intestate Estates Adelaide.

DELANEY

John

14 Dec 1864, abt. 50 years of age, height 5ft  7 or 8”, long grey hair, Found dead on Gullineer Plains, suppose to have died from exposure and want

DELL

Elizabeth

Committed Suicide, Templars, Inquest verdict - Insanity

DILLON

Patrick

28 Jul 1857, killed by a bullock,

DONNELLY

Abraham

25 Jul 1863, burnt to death at the Prince of Wales Hotel, Penola. Inquest held by T P Scott, Esq. J.P, deceased was an Irishman, left no effects

DONNELLY or DONALTY

Edward

3 April 1862, poisoned himself, at Mr Cowings station, near Burra

DOUSE

John

27 Jan 1861, found dead near Moolooloo, had been in company with Carver

DRUMMOND

Andrew

10 Jan 1859, Seaman, Drowned by upsetting of dinghy at Port Adelaide, Inquest held

DUNSTAN

James

30 Dec 1862, age 46 yrs, height 5ft 8”, light complexion. Committed suicide by hanging himself by the neck, at an out hut on Mr Jeffery’s station, Kallandale. Inquest held-by GB Scott Esq. S.M.; Dunstan was a native of Cornwall, England; proceeds of property forwarded to Curator of Intestate Estates, Adelaide

ENGERTHORPE

William

29 Oct 1856, height 5ft 10”, stout build, 28 yrs of age. Died at Port Lincoln from natural causes. Was in the Mounted police Force of this colony; a native of Birmingham

EVANS

Edward

16 Sept 1860, died at Cope’s County, Mosquito Plains after a weeks illness. Buried under warrant, deceased had no effects.

FARMER

Thomas

21 Feb 1863, age about 34 years, height 5’ 5”, stout built, dark hair, accidentally killed by a blow from the fly-wheel of steam engine at Mr Fergussons, Yankalilla, was a native of Long Dutton, Surrey, England

FARRELLEY

Joseph Geo.

18 Mar 1863, drowned in a well Rocky Bends, inquest considered unnecessary

FISHER

William

30 Nov 1864, Seaman, drowned at Port Adelaide, had shipped in the Lord Nelson but not joined her, supposed to have left wife and 2 children in Plymouth England

FLOWERS

William

10 Sept 1864, Found dead near Nilpena, Had been in company with Stanley

FORBES

John

29 Jun 1858, committed suicide, Virginia, Inquest held

FORSAYTH

Unk

28 Oct 1852, height abt. 5ft 8”, light brown hair, stout made, abt. 30 yrs of age. Killed by the explosion of his carbine, near Mount Misery. Was an architect and surveyor; arrived here from Western Australia; a member of the South Australian Police Force.

FOX

Joseph

31 Jan 1863, deceased left the house he was living at Border Town, on the previous evening and was found dead about half a mile from the house; died through excessive drinking. Buried at Border Town, by warrant from Henry Jones Esq., effects forwarded to the Curator of Intestate Estates, Adelaide

FREEMAN

Samuel

19 Jan 1852, found 25 miles north from Burra, died from hunger and thirst

GAMBLIN

John

1 Jul 1861, 50 yrs of age, height 5ft 4”, fair complexion, Died at Conker after a protracted illness. Gamblin was discharged from Adelaide Hospital incurable; was a native of Northumberland England

GARRETT

Ann

25 Apr 1850, accidentally drowned Gawler, Inquest held, verdict not recorded

GERMAN CHARLIE

 

3 Feb 1859, age about 26 years, height 5’ 10 “, fair complexion, found dead by Mr Scott, sheep farmer in the Truro scrub, was seen about a month previous at Truro, body decomposed, supposed to be making for Mr Campbell’s station, River Murray, left Truro under the influence of drink, formerly barman at the Hope Valley public house.

GOAD

Joseph

6 Dec 1857, Seaman, Fell overboard at Port Adelaide, Belonged to the ship Omagh

GOOCH

 

5 Dec 1864, age 40 yrs, height 6ft; complexion dark, stout made. Deceased arrived from Horsham, Victoria on the 4th Dec. and died before medical aid could be obtained, on the 5th, in a shed, the property of Mr Williams of Mount Gambier; Inquest held; died from natural causes. Had no relatives or property in the colonies.

GORDON

James

2 Feb 1859, died suddenly at Basset Town, inquest held

GRANT

James

20 Dec 1862, drowned at Mannum, Murray River whilst swimming, inquest deemed unnecessary

GRANT

John

2 May 1864, age 35 years, height 5’ 10”, dark whiskers, thin figure, committed suicide, Roseworthy, Inquest Verdict- insanity

GREEN

George

7 Feb 1863, age 25 yrs, height 5ft 7 or 8”, fair complexion, medium build. Found suffocated in a well, near Mount Gambier. Inquest held-an Englishman

GREGORY

John

24 May 1864, Height 5ft 6”., age abt. 60 yrs, grey hair, florid complexion, freckled face. Died from natural causes at Mount Wedge. A native of Shanrear, Scotland; was in the employ of Mr J Love

GRIFFITHS

Joseph

24 May 1861, age 25 years, a mulatto, drowned by boat upsetting near Wellington, a native of the West Indies

HAGEN

John

26 Jan, 1858 aged 23 years, a seaman, Drowned while bathing at Port Adelaide, Belonged to the vessel Burra Burra

HALL

John

9 Sept 1850, was in Mr Hawkers employ, as his keeper

HARRIS

Nathaniel

4 May 1863, killed by a fall from a tree, near Mount Remarkable, inquest held

HAUSE

Dorothea

27 Aug 1859, age 79 yrs, complexion fair, short and stout, found dead on her bed at Mount Gambier. An inquest held-had no effects

HEYWOOD

Thomas

19 Aug 1860, died suddenly at Mrs Needs, Adelaide Rd near Burra, inquest held, died from natural causes

HILL

William

27 May 1852, burnt to death, found in his hut in the creek, Burra

HILL

John

14 Oct 1859, died at an out-station on Mr Laidlaw’s run, Kannawigia, by taking a dose of strychnine in mistake for nitre. Death reported to H Jones Esq. who considered an inquest not necessary, proceeds of property forwarded to Curator of Intestate Estates Adelaide

HIPPE

Adolphe

19 Jan 1862, Drowned in a Water hole at Blumberg

HITCHEN

Richard

13 Jul 1862, age 50 yrs, height 5ft 6”, fair complexion and hair, died at Naracoorte under care of Dr. Gunning J.P. deceased left no effects.

HOOPER

Richard

17 Apr 1863, mariner, Found drowned at Port Adelaide,

HUMPHREY

John

16 Nov 1863, age 35 years, height 5’ 7 or 8”, stout built, a Seaman, drowned in the Murray near Blanchetown, when intoxicated, in trying to recover a child that fell out of a boat

HURST

Richard

31 Jul 1851, Height abt. 5ft 11”; slight made, 27 yrs of age. Was suffering from scurvy, for some time previous to his death. A native of London; was in the employ of Mr Pinkerton, on Lake Newland

IRVINE

Thomas

28 Feb 1861, killed by the upsetting of a public conveyance near Houghton, inquest held

JOBSON

Henry

7 Jan 1856, description middle size, killed by a dray near Melrose, Inquest verdict - accidental

JONES

Joseph

21 May 1858, died suddenly in his bedroom, Burra, Inquest verdict – died by the visitation of God

JONES

Thomas

7 Feb 1860, age about 30 years, height 5’ 7”, slight made, found dead in the bush near Melrose, Inquest verdict- supposed to have died from want of water

JONES

William

9 Jul 1864, died from apoplexy, at Bungaree, a native of Bristol, England

JONES

John

25 Mar 1860, age 60 yrs, height 5ft 5”, grey hair, stout built, found dead in the bush about two miles from Mount Gambier. Inquest held- an Englishman, no effects

JONES

John

13 May 1860, medium height, grey hair, florid complexion, round shoulders. Murdered by natives near Three Lakes. A shepherd; a native of England

JONSTON

John Henry (alias Matheson or Maisey)

17 Oct 1864, age 24 yrs, height 5ft 7 or 8”, dark hair, whiskers. Died at Glenroy Station near Penola; thrown from a horse and fractured the base of the skull. Inquest held by G B Scott Esq. S.M. deceased was a native of Sydney, colt breaker; has a mother living at Lake Condon, Victoria. Left no effects

KAY

John Abbott

2 May 1858 age 32 years, height 5’ 10”, light hair and whiskers, died from the effects of a fit, at Bookmark, Address -  J A Kay, Camron St, Liverpool

KELLY

James

17 Jun 1857, deceased poisoned himself at Kannawigia Station, Tatiara, GB Scott Esq. JP held an inquest on the body

KETTLE

Richard

30 Apr 1855, drowned in Gawler River. Inquest verdict - accident

KING

Supposed T.W.

20 Dec 1856, found drowned, Gawler River, Inquest Verdict – found drowned

KNUCKEY

Richard

15 Jun 1860, no marks, found with face downwards in a waterhole near Day Hill

LACKLEA

Thomas C

3 May 1859, height 5’ 10”, a mulatto, found dead in bed at Mr Bagot’s station, River Murray, no inquest, a native of the West Indies

LAWSON

Andrew

23 Aug 1860, fell into a waterhole, Mount Torrens, Inquest Verdict – accidental death, property sent to Curator of Intestate Estates

LEDMAN

James

18 Feb 1859, Seaman, Died suddenly at Port Adelaide, Belonged to the vessel Arabella

LEWIS

Charles

14 Apr 1858, age 40 years, height 5ft 10”, dark complexion, very thin, died at Mount Gambier, Inquest held-deceased was an Irishman, left no effects

LIVINGTON

Peter

20 Oct 1860, Seaman, Fell overboard at Port Adelaide, Belonged to cutter Breeze, body not found

LOCKET

John

15 Jan 1858, died of apoplexy at Tungkillo, brought on by intemperance and exposure. Deceased was possessed of a mare and foal, which was handed over to Curator of Intestate estates.

LOMAS

James

17 Apr 1850, height about 5ft 9”, dark brown hair, abt. 40 yrs of age. Drowned near Port Lincoln. Deceased was in the employ of Mr Beard; body not recovered.

LOUGHRAN

John

26 Oct 1860, age 33 years, height 5ft 7 or 8”, light complexion, light hair, sandy whiskers and moustache, about 12 stone weight. Died at the Royal Oak Inn, Penola, from concussion of the brain cased by a fall from his horse. Inquest held by GB Scott Esq. The deceased was in the employ of Mr Edward Baye, surveyor, Victoria Government; native of Belfast, Ireland; Roman Catholic; his father is a wine and spirit merchant in Belfast, Ireland

LUSCOMBE

James

14 Sept 1859, age about 40 years, drowned by falling from a boat Lake Alexandrina

MAHONY

William

10 Aug 1861, found death in the bush near Melrose, Inquest verdict-supposed to have died from want of water

MARTIN

John

6 Jan 1851, Accidentally drowned Angas Park, Inquest held, verdict not recorded

MAXWELL

Charles

18 Oct 1864, Seaman, killed by fightning at Port Adelaide, one of the crew of the brig Rona

MCDONALD

Alexander

5 Jun 1859, no marks on body, found with his head in the Burra Creek

MCLEISH

John

4 Feb 1864, 5ft 2” height, stout build, dark complexion, hair and whiskers. Found drowned near Fowler’s Bay. Deceased stated his intention of going fishing; a mariner; and supposed to be a native of Glasgow.

MCNAMARA

George

9 Oct 1863, age about 40, dark complexion, cast in left eye, cross on arm, at the Bushmans Inn, Nuccaleena, from the effects of drink

MCPHEE

James

29 Aug 1864, age 53 yrs, height 5ft 4”, fair complexion and hair. Died at Kincraig of exhaustion; was attended by Dr. Gunning. McPhee was a native of Scotland, left no effects.

MILES

Philip

20 Feb 1861, Seaman, Fell overboard at Port Adelaide, Belonged to the vessel Asa Packin

MILLER

James

27 Nov 1861, Poisoned himself at the station of Mr Sinclair Uley. Inquest held

MILLER

William

12 Aug 1863, 60 years of age, 5ft 10” high, stout made, died from natural causes at Port Lincoln. A native of Scotland; a gardener

MITCHELL

James

Oct 1856, killed by natives at Angipena

MOORE

Michael

12 Feb 1863, killed by a horse at Sheaoak Log, inquest verdict- accidental death

MUNROE

Tindley

20 Dec 1863, age 25 yrs, height 5ft 10”, sandy complexion and hair. Accidentally drowned whilst bathing in Robertson’s creek, Mosquito Plains.  Dr. Gunning J.P held inquest on body; effects sold and proceeds forwarded to the Curator of Intestate Estates, Adelaide.

MURPHY

Peter

7 Mar 1862, found dead in his bed at Mr Barkers station, Baldina, died from natural causes

MYERS

William , otherwise William Thompson

13 June 1858, Seaman, Found dead at Port Adelaide, Found dead in forecastle of the cutter Gem, supposed to have come from Victoria about 4 years since

MYERS

Francis Wm

31 Jan 1863, height 5’ 6 or 7”, fair complexion, a German, found dead in a well at Clare, had been discharged from the Lunatic Asylum

NEELSON

Thomas

4 June 1862, Seaman, found drowned at Port Adelaide

NORMAN

Thomas

21 Dec 1859, A Jockey, fell from a horse at Racecourse, Inquest Verdict – Accidental death

NOT KNOWN

 

31 Jan 1852, killed by a vehicle, Gawler, Inquest Verdict – accidental death

NOT KNOWN

 

17 Apr 1857, Male,  found drowned near the Hummocks

NOT KNOWN

 

21 Feb 1857, killed himself with a gun at Gawler, Inquest verdict- Suicide

NOT KNOWN

 

24 Apr 1858 accidentally killed, Lyndoch Valley, by a fall from a horse

NOT KNOWN

  

1 May 1859, died of Apoplexy at Gawler Town, inquest held

NOT KNOWN

 

1 May 1861, Male, age about 45 years, 5’ 6 or 7” high, found in the scrub near Black Point, had on a red shirt and white moleskin trousers

NOT KNOWN

 

15 Jul 1861, cut his throat, Wallaroo, Inquest verdict-temporary insanity

NOT KNOWN

 

19 May 1862, body of a white man, much decomposed found near Moonta, interred by order of the Magistrate

NOT KNOWN

 

20 Aug 1863, age about 40 years, height 5’ 9”, complexion fair, broad flat face, light hair and whiskers, inclined to grey, ink mark, diamond on back of right hand, found dead in the road near Rhynie, was seen alive about half an hour previously to his being found dead, The deceased’s underclothes were branded in different places with ↑

NOT KNOWN

 

17 May 1863, Bones only found near Mount Deception, Buried by police.

NOT KNOWN

Benjamin

22 Nov 1852, Seaman, Found dead at Port Adelaide, Inquest-Died by visitation of God

NOT KNOWN

 

7 May 1856, A Lascar, Died on the way to Hospital, Adelaide, Found by Sergeant Etheridge in an exhausted state in Grenfell St and died going to hospital

NOT KNOWN

 

17 Sept 1858, A male child, Found buried near Port Adelaide, Found by police buried on Le Fevres Peninsula

NOT KNOWN

 

14 Feb 1859, an infant, Found dead at Port Adelaide, Found in a box by John Taylor

NOT KNOWN

 

31 Mar 1859, Shepherd, Fell overboard at Port Adelaide, This man had been employed by Mr Rogers, sheep farmer of Yorke Peninsula, and was passenger per cutter Endeavour, the body was not recovered

NOT KNOWN

 

20 Aug 1859, a recent immigrant, Died suddenly at Port Adelaide, Immigrant per ship Escort, Inquest Verdict – died from Apoplexy

NOT KNOWN

 

5 Dec 1855, washed on shore, mouth of Gawler River in an old coffin

NOT KNOWN

(known as Jack the Cook)

26 Jul 1859, This man was lost on the 1st Jan 1859 when on his way from Border Town to Mr McLeod’s station and could not be found till the proceeding date, when his remains were found by a shepherd. The remains were identified by the clothes worn, and circumstances finding the body was reported to GB Scott Esq. S.M.

NOT KNOWN

 

16 Oct 1860, age Abt. 26 yrs, height 5ft 5”, fair complexion, sandy hair and whiskers, slender make, supposed to have been drowned, found two miles north of Lacepede Bay on the beach. Found close to the sea; had on thick flannel shirt, white shirt and a pair of blue socks, near the body was also found one shoe, lace up in front, cloth cap with patent leather band; supposed to be a shoemaker from Adelaide

NOT KNOWN

 

3 Jan 1861, The deceased was on his way to Adelaide where he had a brother, a saddler, he was found near Jem Crow’s Flat, Long desert, lying near the road, dead. The man evidently died for want of water; there was nothing found on the body to identify him; he was buried by Coroner’s warrant.

NOTLY

Charles

26 Jan 1852, 33 years of age, at Clare, disease of the lungs

O’FLAHERTY

John Bourk

18 Oct 1863, age 40 yrs, height 6ft 2”, fair complexion. died at the Springs, near Mount Gambier from natural causes. An Irishman; a cattle dealer, well known in Adelaide; effects sent to the Curator of Intestate Estates, Adelaide.

OWENS

John

1 May 1858 Seaman, Fell overboard near Lightship. Port Adelaide, Belonged to the cutter Star

PAINTER

James

10 May 1853, Accidentally drowned at Port Adelaide

PARKE

William

6 Mar 1856, Surgeon, Committed suicide at Port Adelaide. Late surgeon of vessel Australian

PARSONS

Timothy

17 Oct 1855, killed by falling off a dray near Burra,

PASCOE or PARCOE

Peter

13 Feb 1864, Accidentally killed, Wallaroo, Inquest not considered necessary

PAULTON

James

28 Sept 1861, killed by dray, Wallaroo, Inquest verdict-accidental death

PEASE

James

6 Feb 1863, age 36 yrs, height 5ft 8”, dark complexion. Killed at Mount Gambier by a boiler of a thrashing machine bursting. Inquest held-deceased was an engineer, an Englishman, had relatives in Melbourne; no effects

PERRY

 

30 Jun 1858, Male, found dead near Armagh, Supposed to have died from starvation, otherwise known as Cranky Perry

PHIPPS

George

3 Aug 1856, Abt. 60 years of age, height 5ft 5 or 6”, grey hair, stout made, died at Mount Gambier from natural causes, Inquest held on the body-deceased was an Englishman, all his effects were sent to the Curator of Intestate estates Adelaide

PICKETT

Thomas

21 Nov 1851, burnt to death, body found in his hut near Burra

PIPER

Samuel

22 Nov 1852, Shoemaker, Found dead near Port Adelaide, Inquest-Died by visitation of the God

POPE

William

27 Jan 1857, killed by a tree falling on him, Gawler Plains, Inquest verdict - Accidental

QUINN

Arthur

22 Jul 1860, found dead near Redruth, the vein of left arm cut, Inquest verdict – death from wound inflicted by his own hand

RACINE

Carl

21 May 1861, age about 40 years, height 5’ 7”, found near Nilpena, western plains, supposed to have died from want of water, a German

RADSHAW

Paul

15 Feb 1863, found dead about 19 miles from Mr Chewings head station, the body much decomposed and partly eaten by wild cats.

READ

 

18 Feb 1857, height about 5’ 8”, stout made, hair brown, small whiskers, found by a native about three miles from the River Murray, near Overland Corner, body much decomposed, no signs of violence, buried by the police.

RIELEY

supposed to be Philip

Rieley

23 Feb 1863, Deceased was found about 7 miles west of Mr Harding’s station, at the Two Wells and evidently had been there for a long time. Mr Harding believes the remains to be those of Philip Rieley, who left his employment in Nov 1861, and left to go to Salt Creek through the bush, and had got lost in so doing; remains buried where found

ROBERTSON

John Giles

9 Sept 1855, found near the Cross Roads Inn, Died from natural causes

ROSE

James Frederick

23 Jun 1863, Tall and stout, gentlemanly appearance. Died from natural causes at Port Lincoln. A native of Surrey, England; had a brother in New South Wales, who was informed of his death.

SAUNDERS

 

23 Dec 1862, found dead in the scrub at Wallaroo, Inquest Verdict-died from the want of food and water

SELBY OR SIBLEY

Thomas

21 Mar 1863. Died at Lawson’s Station after a protracted illness, under care of Dr. Baynton. Body buried under warrant, effects sold and proceeds forwarded to Curator of Intestate Estates, Adelaide

SHARMAN

George

13 Feb 1857 found in a waterhole, Gumeracka

SHARPE

J.F.L.

3 Mar 1857, found in the River Murray near Overland Corner, body much decomposed, identified by his clothes, buried by police

SHAW

George

9 Mar 1860, age about 30 years, height 5’ 7”, light hair and complexion, killed by a dray at Bangor, Inquest verdict – accidental death

SHEPHERD

James

10 Nov 1863, age about 40, height 5’ 11”, light hair mixed with grey, supposed to have taken poison at a hut, Moonta Mines

SHOTTEN

Stephen

6 Jul 1858, accidentally killed Gawler River, killed by a dray

SIBBALA

Leslir

Dec 1854, at Melrose of Apoplexy, was a medical man

SIMPSON

John

5 Sept 1864, Natural causes, Mount Deception

SINCLAIR

Malcolm

19 Feb 1851, height abt 5ft 8”; slight made, abt. 35 yrs of age. Drowned near Lake Newland, occasioned by his boat being capsized. A native of Scotland; body recovered and interred on the beach.

SMITH

William

10 May 1864, found dead in a hut at Baldina, the body and face much destroyed by cats

SMITH

Sarah

21 Aug 1863, 24 yrs of age, slight made. Drowned herself in Boston Bay and found by the police. Inquest held-deceased had relatives in Tasmania, who were informed of her death.

SOLOMON

Thomas

9 Feb 1862 age 50 years, height 5’ 5”, very stort, hair rather grey, died from apoplexy, brought on by drink, near Overland Corner. Had lived on the Murray for 12 yrs

SOLOMON (alias Brown)

Abraham

24 Sept 1864, Drowned while bathing in the harbour at Venus Bay. Reported to police by the captain of Firefly; deceased attempted to swim from shore to the ship.

SONG

Jen

Aug 1857, Tall and slender, died suddenly, Inquest verdict- natural causes

SPARROW

John

Jan 1858, short, stout built, died at McLaren Vale, severely scalded by boiling water whilst drunk

SPRULE

Robert

13 June 1853, Found dead at Port Adelaide

SQUIRES

William

30 Oct 1857, Seaman, Fell from rigging at Port Adelaide, One of the crew of schooner Valentine Helicar

STANLEY

William

14 Jan1864, found dead near Nilpena, supposed from want of water

STEPHENS

Richard

28 May 1864, age 27 yrs, height 5ft 6”, dark complexion, dark hair, slender made. Died at Batten’s Eatinghouse, Tilley’s Swamp. Reported to the police by Mr Kerr of the Koorong; found the body at Batten’s Eatinghouse; deceased had been ailing for some days; deceased had no medical aid.

STONE

John

29 Jan 1858, found dead near Overland Corner, body quite putrid, no sign of any struggle. Body buried without an inquest. In his swag, a pocket book and some memos, and 2s.

STUART

John

20 Dec 1860, age about 70 years, natural decay, Bu?yeror

STUMPS

Daniel

Sept 1858, an old man, stout built, found drowned Port Willunga, drowned by upsetting of bat

SULLIVAN

John

30 Apr 1857, found near Mount Bryan, supposed to have died in a fit

SULLIVAN

George

7 Aug 1863, natural causes, Blinman Mine

SUMMERVILLE

John

28 Nov 1858, Died suddenly Burra, had been living with G Lewis

SWAN

John

15 Sept 1864, age 27 years, height 5ft 7”. found dead in bed, at a hut at Bonaira Station, near mount Gambier; Dr. Graham gave certificate of cause of death. deceased was a Chinaman, cook at Benaira station, effects sent to Curator of Intestate Estates, Adelaide.

TAYLOR

T.T.

14 Mar 1852, found dead in a hut at Auburn

TAYLOR

J.T.E.

14 Mar 1855, age about 36 years, height 5’ 6”, dark hair, whiskers and complexion, slight built, found in a well near Auburn, property handed over to Curator

TEARNEY or TEARMAN

Peter

14 July 1864, age 55 years, height 5’6”, fair complexion, died suddenly at Mount Remarkable Inn, Inquest verdict-disease of the heart

TEIGH

John

22 Jun 1859, died suddenly, Smelters home, Kooringa, Inquest verdict – died from natural causes

THOMAS

Nicholas

28 Jan 1852, found near the Gilbert, died from hunger and thirst

THOMAS

William

10 Jan 1863, body so decomposed could not be described. Found dead in the bush near Kalangadoo. Inquest held on the body by T P Scott Esq., J.P. supposed to be an Englishman

THOMPSON

John

25 Oct 1861, died suddenly in a fit of coughing at the White Hart Inn, Burra

THOMSON

(alias Lockey)

31 Aug 1856, Deceased died at Kincraig foregoing date, under care of Dr Gunning, Buried under warrant-deceased left effects

TOOGOOD

Stephen

7 Sept 1859, age 45 yrs, height 5ft 10 or 11”, dark complexion, no marks or violence on the body, found dead in a hut at Rivoli Bay, Inquest held-deceased was an Englishman, left no effects.

TUSLOW

Henry

8 Oct 1864, Mariner, Fell from Yardarm at Port Adelaide, one of the mates of the Atrevida

WAGNER

Adolph

31 Dec 1861, drowned Stony Creek, Inquest verdict- accidental death

WALKER

John

30 Jun 1863, age 53 years, height 5’ 6”, fair hair and complexion, died suddenly at Spring Creek, Inquest Verdict-natural causes

WALKER

William

9 Mar 1862, height abt. 5ft 9”, dark hair, sallow complexion, abt. 45 yrs of age. Murdered by natives. Inquest held-Walker was a tailor and a native of England

WALTERS

John George

16 May 1857, at Woodside, Property, value £3 10s. 11d, sold by the police and paid to Dr. Esau for medical attendance

WASHINTON

George

3 Sept 1855, killed by a gun, Inquest verdict - Accidental

WEBER

C.J.

14 Jul 1855, found in the bush near Baldina,

WEDEMEYER

Heinrich

15 Apr 1857, a complete skeleton, age 70 years, found in the scrub between Clare and the Hummocks, recognised by Dr. Sokolowsky; had been in Destitute Asylum

WEST

William

6 Mar 1854, Found near Gawler, Murdered by some persons unknown

WEST

Henry

19 Nov 1857, age 47 yrs, height 5ft 2 or 3”, slight, dark complexion, dark hair, inclined to grey, Died at Glenroy Station, near Penola from severe cold, No inquest held- a native of England, all his effects sent to the Curator of Intestate Estates Adelaide

WESTERMAN

George Alexander

24 Oct 1862, age 31 yrs, height 5ft 8”, light hair and whiskers, died suddenly at Mr McArthur’s station, Limestone Ridge, near Penola. Inquest held by TP Scott Esq. J.P.; body buried at Penola Burial Ground by A.O.F; left no effects, native of Yorkshire England

WHITE

James

21 Oct 1855, died from intemperance, Burra Hotel

WICKHAM

John

29 Oct 1857, abt 25 yrs of age, dark complexion and dark hair. Died suddenly while searching for horses. Was in the employ of Mr Jno. Chambers

WILKINS

William

15 Jul 1858, disease of the heart, at Putabu

WILKINSON

George

4 Jun 1864, Natural causes, Nuccaleena

WILLIAMS

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3 Dec 1852, Police Constable, Died suddenly in Police station, Port Adelaide,

WILLIAMS

John

4 Jul 1850, run over by a dray at Burra,

WILLIAMS

Thomas

1 Feb 1858, The deceased was subject to fits and it was supposed died in one of them  whilst shepherding in the Murray scrub. The deceased was not found until a month after he was lost, though every exertion had been made by the settlers and police

WILLIAMS

Thomas

19 Jan 1863, fell down a well Melrose, Inquest Verdict-died from suffocation

WILSON

James

25 Dec 1859, by a fall from his horse near the Burra, Inquest verdict – died from the effects of a fall

WOLF

Charles

23 Jan 1862, disease of the lungs, died in the cart of Lover, on road to the Burra, for medical advise

WOODWARD

Alfred

12 Dec 1861, fell out of a cart, Wallaroo and a cask falling on him ruptured his intestines

WRIGHT

William Charles

5May 1862, description not known, body not seen by police. Died from disease of the heart. Inquest held.

YOUNG

George

16 Mar 1861, Passenger, Fell overboard at Port Adelaide, fell from the Daphne in the river

YOUNG

Alfred

9 Nov 1861, age 40 yrs, height 5ft 9”, dark complexion, died suddenly at Glencoe, near Mount Gambier. Inquest held- post mortem examination; died from rupture of the heart, was an Englishman; effects sent to Curator of Intestate Estates, Adelaide

 

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