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Robert Forsythe (1846–1905)

A painfully sudden death took place at Drung Drung yesterday afternoon, the victim being Mr. Robert Forsythe, an old resident of the Wimmera district. The deceased was thrown out of a dray a few days ago, and was seized with a fit, but afterwards appeared to have recovered, and on Thursday morning he drove a flock of sheep to a paddock about three miles distant. Having partaken of dinner, the deceased took a seat in one of the rooms at his home, and, almost without warning, he fell back and expired. A magisterial enquiry was held this afternoon at Drung Drung, by Mr. James Millar. Dr. Cookson, who made a post-mortem examination of the body, gave it as his opinion that heart failure was the cause of death. A verdict in accordance with the medical testimony was returned.

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'Forsythe, Robert (1846–1905)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 29 February 2024.

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Kilkeel, Down, Ireland


18 May, 1905 (aged ~ 59)
Horsham, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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