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Muriel Templeton Dight (1875–1893)

The painful news was received in Sydney on Wednesday of the death, near Everton (Vic), of Miss Muriel Dight, a sister of Miss Helen Dight (Darling Point, Sydney), who was drowned at Bodalla on Saturday while bathing with the late Mrs. Mort, under very distressing circumstances. Miss Muriel Dight, who was only 17 years old, was staying, in company with another sister, with her aunt, at The Grange station, near Everton. On Sunday she proceeded to the bath, which is situated in an annex of the homestead. On leaving the bath she was bitten in the foot by a tiger snake. Not until the poison began to take effect did she realize her danger. She died on Wednesday.

A search was made in the bathroom for the snake, which was discovered and killed.

An Albury correspondent telegraphs:— Deep sorrow was occasioned in several Albury families to-day on the receipt of the intelligence of the death of Miss Muriel Dight. The deceased was a sister of Mrs. W. Barlow, of Albury, and cousin of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Mackay, of Albury, with whom she was recently sojourning. From Albury Miss Dight went to her relatives at Everton to spend a few weeks.'

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'Dight, Muriel Templeton (1875–1893)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 21 April 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


New South Wales, Australia


2 January, 1893 (aged ~ 18)
Everton, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

snake bite

Religious Influence

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