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George Forrester (1821–1878)

I regret having to record the very sudden death of Mr. George Forrester, the well-known proprietor of the Yarraman Station, Liverpool Plains. The first intimation of the sad affair was received in Quirindi on Thursday morning, from Mr. Pike, of Yarraman, who had ridden in as speedily as possible to dispatch messages to the deceased's friends, and to the district coroner. It appears that Mr. Forrester, who to all appearances enjoyed the very best of health, had on the previous afternoon been engaged shooting wild turkeys upon his station, and retired to rest in his usual spirits. Between one and two o'clock on Friday morning, however, he arose, and apparently feeling a little unwell, struck a light and partook of a small quantity of tea. While standing before the fire he suddenly fell forward without warning and expired instantaneously. The district coroner, Mr. Boyce, accompanied by Dr.Crabbe, arrived from Murrurundi by the afternoon train and proceeded at once to Yarraman for the purpose of holding an inquest into the death. Mr. Forrester was a widely known and old resident of the Plains, and has left a large family to feel the sorrow of their sudden bereavement.

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Life Summary [details]


11 August, 1821
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia


15 August, 1878 (aged 57)
Murrurundi, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

Religious Influence

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