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Henry George Whitlam (1823–1887)

The coroner held an inquest on Tuesday at the Homœopathic Hospital, on the body of Henry George Whitlam, 69 years of age, who expired at that institution from the effects of injuries received through being thrown from a buggy on the St. Kilda road. The deceased, who was a house painter residing at Oakleigh, was being driven in a buggy by his son to Melbourne on the morning of the 2nd inst. On the St. Kilda road he attempted to pass an omnibus on the wrong side, and came into contact with a cart which was being driven on the right side of the road, and the deceased was thrown out. The evidence of Mulchaly, the driver of the omnibus, was that the driver of the cart was not in any way to blame. The verdict was that death was the result of injuries accidentally received.

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'Whitlam, Henry George (1823–1887)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 4 March 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


Edmonton, Middlesex, England


2 September, 1887 (aged ~ 64)
South Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

horse-drawn vehicle accident

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