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Macoboy, Alice (1867–1904)

A distressing case of suicide has occurred at Bendigo. The victim was Miss Alice Macoboy, aged 37 years. Miss Macoboy came to Bendigo from Melbourne on a visit to her relatives about two months ago. Though her general health was good she was subject to fits of depression, but gave no indication of suicidal tendencies. This afternoon, however, the body of the unfortunate lady was found hanging from a shelf in a spare bedroom. Deceased apparently attached a leather strap to two books on the shelf, and having tied a strap to a stocking, which was fastened around her ncck, stepped from a chair.

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'Macoboy, Alice (1867–1904)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/macoboy-alice-14860/text26046, accessed 24 August 2019.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1867
Victoria, Australia

Death

May 1904
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

suicide

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