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Maurice Robin (1887–1896)

Information was received by the police here on Tuesday, December 29, (writes the Geelong correspondent of the Argus) that on Monday morning two children, who were bathing in the open sea at Ocean Grove, had been accidentally drowned. One was a girl named Fiddian, aged twelve years, the only daughter of Mr. S. Fiddian, of Creswick, and the other a boy named Maurice Robin, aged nine years, son of the Rev. James de Q. Robin, Wesleyan minister at Kew. Both children ventured too far into the surf and were rapidly taken into deep water by the receding waves, and drowned in sight of a number of persons on the beach, who were unable to render any assistance. The boy's body was found floating in the sea and brought ashore, but the girl's body was either carried out to sea or seized by a shark. Careful search along the beach was made on Monday and to-day, but no sign of the body of the girl could be discovered.

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Life Summary [details]


Geelong, Victoria, Australia


28 December, 1896 (aged ~ 9)
Drysdale, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death


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