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Ryan, Gladstone Emmett (1894–1947)

Gladstone Emmett Ryan, headmaster of Baan Baa Public School, near Tamworth, was found dead in the back yard of his home adjoining the school building. A double-barrelled shotgun was near the body. Ryan was returning the gun which he had borrowed from a neighbour to shoot crows. It is believed the gun was discharged as he placed it against a gate post when he was opening the gate.

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'Ryan, Gladstone Emmett (1894–1947)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/ryan-gladstone-emmett-20153/text31233, accessed 28 September 2022.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1894
Rylstone, New South Wales, Australia

Death

1947 (aged ~ 53)
Baan Baa, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

shooting accident

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