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Brown, Duncan (1808–1873)

Our Rutherglen correspondent writing under date 31st ult., says : — The District Coroner passed through this morning on his way to Wahgunyah to hold an inquest on the body of the late Mr Duncan Brown, who was found drowned near the residence of his son, Mr Glenbervie Brown. Mr Duncan Brown was one of the earliest settlers of Wahgunyah. I hear this evening that the jury returned a verdict to the effect that the deceased gentleman was accidentally drowned whilst bathing. It appears he has not been seen alive since Tuesday last, but there was nothing strange about his absence, as he sometimes stops with one son and then goes off to visit another without saying where he is going; but upon making enquiries the sons found he was missing, and a search was made, when his body was found floating in the lagoon, his clothes on the bank, and his stockings put carefully in his boots. It is only about two years since he was nearly murdered by a Chinaman, and no doubt would have been only for the courage of his daughters.

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10 March 1808
Dunoon and Kilmun, Argyll, Scotland


28 January 1873
Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia

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