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Edwin Pegler (1848–1884)

News has reached Adelaide of a sad fatal accident which occurred on Wednesday, October 26, to Mr. Edwin Pegler, fourth son of Mr. Henry Pegler, near Lockleys. He was travelling with sheep for Elder, Pegler, and Co., and was on his way to their station at Gooyea and Welford Downs, Queensland, when, according to the telegram, his horse fell upon him and injured him seriously. He was taken to Currawinya Station, near Hungerford, where he lingered until Sunday, when he died suddenly. A doctor was sent for, but as he lived 140 miles away he did not reach Currawinya in time to see the sufferer alive. The deceased, who was widely known and much respected, leaves a wife and child. He was buried on Monday. Mr. Augustus Henry Pegler, of the firm of Elder, Pegler, and Co., intended leaving this week for Brisbane, en route to the run, but he will now proceed overland to finish the task which his brother had undertaken.

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