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John Macpherson-Smith (1909–1952)

A Healesville estate agent, Mr. John Macpherson Smith, aged 43, was the victim of a fatal car accident last Saturday. He was returning to his home at West Healesville, accompanied by four children, when, after passing a bus, his small touring car failed to regain the road, and capsized over a 15-foot embankment. Death was believed to have resulted from suffocation. The children were uninjured.

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Additional Resources

  • inquest, Healesville Guardian (Vic), 19 April 1952, p 1

Citation details

'Macpherson-Smith, John (1909–1952)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 27 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]




8 March, 1952 (aged ~ 43)
Healesville, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

motor vehicle accident