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Hamersley, Edward Arthur (?–1926)

A report was received by the police last night that Mr. Edward Arthur Hamersley had been found dead at his camp at Glass Well, 50 miles north of Bullfinch, on the new Mount Jackson road. A motor driver who went out for a load of sandalwood made the discovery and reported the matter to the police. Sergeant Healy despatched a mounted constable to inquire and to bring in the body for an inquest. Deceased was a member of a well known Western Australian family, being a relative of Lady Forrest and Mr. Vernon Hamersley, M.L.C. for the East Province. For many years Mr. Hamersley had followed mining on this field, principally as a prospector. Last year he was associated with Mr. Sam Lang of Manxman, as the discoverer of the new Radio mine at Rowan's Find, but recently he engaged in sandalwood cutting. Three years, ago he was reported to be dying in a camp 40 miles east of Bullfinch. The police rescued him and brought him in for hospital treatment. He leaves a widow and family of four.

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'Hamersley, Edward Arthur (?–1926)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/hamersley-edward-arthur-13738/text24541, accessed 23 January 2022.

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