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Bell, James (1808–1852)

On Friday last, after a severe illness, Mr. James Bell, a respectable settler, died, and yesterday his funeral was attended by nearly all the neighbours. Thomas Page, a butcher and horsebreaker, was proceeding with his horse and cart to convey the remains of the deceased to the grave, and had got outside the township, when his horse, a young one, took fright, and ran away, upsetting the cart, the unfortunate driver falling underneath; assistance was soon on the spot, and the cart raised, when it was found that it had rested on the chest of Page, who was insensible, and to all appearance dead. Dr. Street was promptly in attendance, and found that life was not extinct. Page remained under his care till last night in an almost hopeless state, but this morning shows symptoms of recovery.

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'Bell, James (1808–1852)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/bell-james-17504/text29193, accessed 25 September 2021.

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Birth

1808
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Death

6 February 1852
Dungog, New South Wales, Australia

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