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Robert Newland (1908–1930)

Mr. Robert Newland (22), son of the late Dr. Clive Newland, was drowned while bathing in the sea near the mouth of the Inman River about 6.30 to-night.

The body was first noticed by the Rev. G. Warts, who with the assistance of Mr. N. Brandwood recovered it in about 4 ft. 6 in. of water. Sister Buckland, matron of the local district hospital, was quickly on the scene, and afterwards Dr. P. J. Douglas arrived. Artificial respiration was tried for more than an hour without success.

Mr. Newland established a poultry farm at Encounter Bay about two years ago, and was popular in the district.

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'Newland, Robert (1908–1930)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 July 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


South Australia, Australia


12 December, 1930 (aged ~ 22)
Victor Harbor, South Australia, Australia

Cause of Death