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Friedrich Wilhelm Von Ploennies (?–1906)

Friedrich Von Ploennies, n.d.

Friedrich Von Ploennies, n.d.

State Library of Queensland, 73088

The sad news has just been received from German New Guinea that the Imperial German Consul for Queensland, Mr W. [Friedrich Wilhelm] Von Ploennies, died in the Bismarck Archipelago on 9th February from heart failure. Mr Von Ploennies had been ill for some considerable time, and was making a trip through the South Sea Islands for the benefit of his health. According to news received by the previous mail, he was much better than when he left Brisbane, so that the shock to his friends is more severe, his death being so unexpected. Mr Von Ploennies leaves a wife and two children, having married a daughter of the late Hon. J. Macrossan, and the deepest sympathy will be felt for widow and her children in their irreparable loss.

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Friedrich Von Ploennies, n.d.

Friedrich Von Ploennies, n.d.

State Library of Queensland, 73088

Life Summary [details]


9 February, 1906
Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea

Cause of Death

heart disease

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