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George Harris Bunn (1831–1860)

We regret (says the Observer) to report the occurrence of a lamentable and melancholy accident which ended in the sudden and fatal termination of the existence of a much esteemed resident of the district, Mr. George Harris Bunn, of St. Omer's, on Wednesday evening last. The deceased who had been in Braidwood on business on the day in question was gallopping down Wallace-street between 5 and 6 o'clock, apparently anxious to overtake two gentlemen on horseback who preceded him, when upon his reaching the other extremity of the "weir" across Monkittee Creek, his dog got under the legs of the animal and caused it to fall. Mr. Bunn fell heavily upon his head, and the horse rolled over him. Mr. Gregson, of the Australian Joint Stock Bank, who had seen Mr. Bunn pass in the first instance, and had witnessed the accident, immediately repaired to the assistance of the deceased, and Mr. Gregson, junior, who was also present, upon turning over the body found that life had already departed, Mr. Robinson of the Horse and Jockey applied cold water in the hope of resuscitating deceased, but his efforts were consequently useless. Mr. Gregson then sent for the brother of the deceased, medical aid was called in, and the body was removed to Mr. Robinson's to await the result of the coroner's investigation. At the inquest on Thursday morning before Dr. Codrington and a highly respectable jury of twelve, the above facts were deposed to by Mr. Gregson, and a verdict of killed accidentally by falling from his horse, was returned.

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Life Summary [details]




1 August, 1860 (aged ~ 29)
Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

horse riding accident