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Vernon C. de Boos (1853–1875)

The death is reported of Mr. Vernon C. de Boos, who it will be remembered, sustained fearful injuries from the accidental explosion of a gun at Warrah Ridge, a few weeks since. After receiving the best attention at the Murrurundi hospital, for a short time, he was removed under the care of his cousin Mr. de Boos, of Sydney, with the intention of taking him to that city, where he would be tended by his relations. He, however, proceeded no further than Newcastle, where he was attended to with every care, but his case proved to be beyond the power of medical skill, and after great suffering, he expired on Wednesday week last. The young man, who was only 22 years of age, had but recently arrived in the colony, but had a numerous circle of friends here, to whom his death will prove a serious loss. He was a nephew of Mr. Charles de Boos, well known in this colony as the author of the Australian tale Fifty Years Ago, and for his long connection with the Sydney Morning Herald. To those who witnessed the suffering endured by the unfortunate young gentleman when amongst us the intelligence of his death will not create surprise, but to all it must suggest feelings of sympathy and regret.

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'de Boos, Vernon C. (1853–1875)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 15 April 2024.

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9 June, 1875 (aged ~ 22)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

shooting accident

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