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Charles William Murray (1866–1891)

The news this week is short, but very sad. An accident happened last night, about 6 o'clock, to a man named William Murray, working in No. 8 tunnel, known as No. 3 prospecting tunnel, behind Mr. Garlick's residence. Murray was engaged as wheeler and water bailer, and while in the act of bailing water a large stone fell from the roof, killing the poor follow on the spot. The deceased was but 25 years of age, and leaves a wife and one child. His father was an old resident of Old Bulli, and was colliery blacksmith.

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'Murray, Charles William (1866–1891)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 27 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia


3 March, 1891 (aged ~ 25)
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

workplace accident

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