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Stewart, John (?–1847)

On Thursday, the 28th ultimo, an account reached Bathurst that Mr John Stewart, nephew of Major-General Stewart, of Mount Pleasant, had died from exhaustion in the bush. It appears that he had left the Lachlan district in company with three men, to cross to the Murrumbidgee, to endeavour to select a cattle station; that after being some days on their journey they came to a desert spot, and were three days without water; one of the horses died, and another went mad and was killed, the party drinking the blood of the animal. Mr. Stewart shortly after became delirious, and in that state died. Two of the men made their way back to a station on the Lachlan; the other man remained with Mr. Stewart until his death, and then with much difficulty made his way back to the Lachlan, and reported the circumstance to Mr. Beckham, the Commissioner for that district, who immediately went in search for the body. As soon as the account reached Bathurst, Mr. Neil Stewart, brother of the deceased, left Mount Pleasant with the same object.

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Caithness, Scotland


February 1847
New South Wales, Australia

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