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Jilks, George John (1825–1870)

A man named George Jilks was found dead on the morning of July 22, lying on the road near Ridgway, Tasmania. He had been to fetch some bread, and three loaves were found near him. He was last seen alive about three o'clock on the previous day, and had apparently been dead for some hours when the body was found.

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12 January, 1825
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


21 July, 1870 (aged 45)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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