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Nelson, Frederick (1846–1898)

A telegram, received in Queanbeyan on Wednesday, brought news of the death of Sergeant Frederick Nelson, who was well known in this district. He died at Cootamundra from a lung complaint. The news was a great shock to his mother, who lives in Goulburn. Deceased was 51 years of age. His death recalls the bushranging days, for it was Constable Nelson, father of the late Sergeant, who was shot by the bushranger Dunn, at Collector, and the late Sergeant Nelson was compelled to hold the bushranger's horse while his father was shot. Sergeant Nelson shortly after this joined the police, and was stationed in the Braidwood district, took charge of Bungendore, and then Queanbeyan, and about two years ago was installed at Cootamundra. His wife and family were well-known in Queanbeyan.

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'Nelson, Frederick (1846–1898)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/nelson-frederick-1514/text1520, accessed 25 September 2017.

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