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Solomon Moses (1831–1860)

On Saturday last Mr. Solomon Moses, of the Bee-hive hotel, Bungendore, was drowned in the Deep-creek, near that town, about four o'clock in the afternoon, whilst attempting to cross on horseback on his way home from Braidwood, the creek at the time being greatly swollen by the late rains. Mr. Moses had been a resident of Bungendore for some years past, and was universally esteemed by all who knew, or had dealings with him. He was about 30 years of age, and leaves a wife and two children. A younger brother had arrived from England only a few days previous to the melancholy occurrence; the effect of this sudden shock upon the whole of the family can only be imagined not described. On Tuesday an inquest was held before the coroner for the district, when from the evidence of Isabella McFadden, a girl of about 12 years of age, who last saw deceased alive; it appears that about four o'clock on the Saturday afternoon he was seen at the edge of the Deep-creek, on horseback, at the usual crossing place, from the Braidwood side; the creek was at the time very much swollen with the rain; the girl then saw Mr. Moses ride down the bank, but immediately afterwards lost sight of him; saw him about a minute or so afterwards six or eight yards down the current; the horse was then plunging with him; witness then ran home and gave the alarm. Charles Scott of the Long Swamp, gave evidence to the effect that deceased had dined at his house on his road home from Braidwood, upon the afternoon of his death; witness accompanied him a short distance home, and tried to persuade him to remain for the night, knowing that the creek was very high, but Mr. Moses replied that he must get home. Evidence having been given as to finding the body, the jury returned a verdict of "accidentally drowned." On Wednesday the remains of the deceased, who was of the Jewish persuasion, were removed from his residence at Bungendore to Goulburn for interment.

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20 October, 1860 (aged ~ 29)
Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia

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