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Ford, Richard (1832–1876)

A miner named Richard Ford, working in the Nil Desperandum claim, was crushed by falling earth; his ankle was smashed and spine injured. He was taken to the hospital, and died from the injuries.

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'Ford, Richard (1832–1876)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 October 2020.

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Life Summary [details]


Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia


24 January 1876
Gulgong, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

workplace accident

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