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Amos Negus (1835–1881)

Fatal Accident at Leichhardt

An inquest was held on Wednesday at the City Coroner's Court on the body of a man named Amos Negus, who had died from injuries received by being thrown from a cart on to tho road at George-street, Leichhardt. The evidence showed that deceased was 46 years of age, a native of Cambridge, in England, and had been carrying on business as a house painter at Botany-road, Waterloo. He has left a widow and six children, and has been in the colony about 27 years, and was a man of temperate habits. On Tuesday evening, about 6 o'clock, he was driving a horse and cart, and the horse which was a restless animal-took fright and bolted, and coming in contact with some obstacle Negus was thrown out, falling on his head, and dislocating his neck between the first and second vertebrae. His dead body was removed to the Infirmary by constable Rankin, of Stanmore. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death.

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'Negus, Amos (1835–1881)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 22 June 2024.

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Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, England


12 April, 1881 (aged ~ 46)
Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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