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Bridget Ann Lucas (1840–1881)

An inquest was held to-day by Mr. Charles Heard, J.P., on the body of Bridget Lucas, wife of John Lucas, laborer, of Balaklava, who was found drowned in the River Wakefield on Wednesday night. From the evidence it appeared that deceased was in the township making sundry purchases on Tuesday morning, and left for home at night after having partaken of several glasses of beer. The deceased was of intemperate habits, but was sober on leaving the township. The jury after a short retirement brought in a verdict to the effect that "deceased met her death by drowning by falling into the Wakefield while endeavoring to cross." The jury handed over their fees for the benefit of the deceased's family.

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'Lucas, Bridget Ann (1840–1881)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 April 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • McCallum, Bridget Ann

Ennis, Clare, Ireland


20 October, 1881 (aged ~ 41)
Balaklava, South Australia, Australia

Cause of Death


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