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George Howell (1805–1838)

On Wednesday evening last, as Mr. George Howell, one of the proprietors of the Parramatta flour mills, was assisting to place a large beam of timber in a position on one of his mills, the chain by which it was being raised broke, and the beam in its descent struck Mr. Howell on the head and killed him on the spot; two others of the men employed were also severely but not dangerously hurt. Mr. Howell was a native of the Colony; he has left a wife and six children to mourn his untimely fate.

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Additional Resources

  • funeral, Sydney Monitor, 7 March 1838, p 2
  • funeral, Australian (Sydney), 6 March 1838, p 4

Citation details

'Howell, George (1805–1838)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 27 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


29 April, 1805
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


23 February, 1838 (aged 32)
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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