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Munro, Donald (1817–1866)

One of the most sudden deaths which we have recorded these many years, occurred in this district on Saturday last. Mr. Donald Munro, well known to our readers as the proprietor of the flour mills here, was on a visit to his station at Keera, near Bingara, for the past few weeks, superintending the usual busy operations at this season of the year. It appears that Mr. Munro had been round to the several stations on his run, and was on his way to the head station, intending to return to Tamworth, where his wife and a portion of his family resided, when he was suddenly taken ill at Moree. He did not improve and on Friday last a letter was despatched to Mrs Munro at Tamworth, requesting her to hasten to Keera, but we believe the serious nature of deceased's illness was quite unsuspected by those in immediate attendance, and by Mrs. Munro. She received the letter on Sunday, and started for Keera, distant about seventy miles, on Monday morning last; but, sad to relate, Mr. Munro expired on the Saturday previous. The announcement created the utmost surprise among deceased's acquaintances in Tamworth, for a more robust and apparently healthy man could hardly have been found in the district. He was buried on Sunday last. The cause of death is believed to have been violent diarrhoea.

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'Munro, Donald (1817–1866)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/munro-donald-13491/text24185, accessed 5 December 2021.

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