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Richard Terry Gow (1822–1889)

Another inquest was held at Cudgegong on Tuesday last, before Mr. Wootton, coroner, on the body of a miner named Richard Gow, who had died shortly  before at Mr. Oldfield's Hotel. From the evidence of a mate it appeared that the deceased had taken ill sometime previously of a severe cold at Crudine. His mate brought him to Cudgegong, and both he and the inn-keeper attended him till he died. He persistently refused to either see a doctor or be taken to Mudgee, where he could be properly treated. He had friends in Sydney, to whom he wrote, and was well connected. The medical evidence went to show that the complaint had got too firm a hold on him before his removal to Cudgegong, and that his inability to take nourishment was attributable to weakness, consequent on a very severe cold. Deceased was an old man, and his body was much emaciated. The jury found that death was caused by inflammation of the kidneys or lungs, brought on by weakness and exposure.

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Additional Resources

  • death notice, Windsor and Richmond Gazette (NSW), 12 October 1889, p 5

Citation details

'Gow, Richard Terry (1822–1889)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


25 September, 1822
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia


7 October, 1889 (aged 67)
Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death