Richard Hamilton FELLOWES
- Born: 1869, Waitapu, Golden Bay.Nelson, New Zealand
- Died: 3 Oct 1897, Mokihinui, Westland, New Zealand at age 28
- Buried: East Takaka Cemetery, Golden Bay, Nelson, New Zealand
Cause of his death was Drowning.
Colonist, Volume XL, Issue 8987, 6 October 1897, Page 2
THE FATAL ACCIDENT AT MOKIHINUI.
DROWNING OF MR H. FELLOWES
SORROW IN TAKAKA.
[By Telegraph.] [From our own Correspondent.]
Takaka October 5.
Sad news arrived yesterday of the death of Mr Hamilton Fellowes, son of Mr and Mrs Fellowes of the Globe Hotel, Waitapn. The unfortunate young man was drowned in the Mokihinui river on the West Coast. Mr and Mrs Fellowes have both been seriously ill themselves only recently, and the blow occasioned by the news must have been very severe The deceased was a fine, able, steady young man. industrious, and well liked. The greatest sympathy is expressed by one and all here
Thames Star, Volume XXIX, Issue 8882, 5 October 1897, Page 2
(Per Press Association.)
Westport, October 5.
A boating fatality occurred on the Makihinui river on Sunday night. A man named Crouch was ferrying two others named Fellowes and Ferguson over the river, which was in high flood. Fellowes and Ferguson, contrary to instructions, sat in the bow of the boat, and when it got in the current the boat filled, the three men being washed out. Crouch and Ferguson managed to catch the stern of the boat and held on till rescued, being completely exhausted, Fellowes was washed down the river and drowned. Deceased's parents reside at Takaka, where they keep an hotel. The body has not yet been recovered.