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AIKMAN John Douglas 12.2.1896, Occ:-Prospector, Cause:- Struck by a windlass, Father:- John Douglas AIKMAN, Mother:- Margaret Rose BURN, born Edinburgh Scotland - Mining Accident see

DOOGAN Manus (Michael), d 29 Oct 1895, at the 42 Mile, 34yrs, Occ:- Storekeeper, Death Certified by Margaret O’Donnell, an aunt of the deceased, Address:- Heberton Ave, Hunters Hill, NSW,  Father:- Dennis DOOGAN, Mother:- Susan McFADDEN, Born:- Donegal, Ireland, Cause:- Heart disease, Reg 289/1896

FURNISS Peter, d 21 Jul 1895 or 28 Jul 1895 age 66yrs at the 42 Mile Dam, Occ:- Prospector, Cause:- A cold which eventually carried him off. Born in 1829 in Yorkshire England. In 1874 he married Louise RICHARDS. He arrived in WA in 1895 and his death was probably from Dysentry or Typhoid. His wife remained in Victoria.

Stan Furniss, Violet Furniss and Vickie McGuffie commemorate their Great Grandfathers life with a headstone.

JAMES Frederick - died 1.3.1895 aged in his 30s, at the 42-Mile Tank on the Ninety-Mile road, Bardoc – buried wrapped in his blanket in what became the BALGARRIE cemetery in the Kalgoorlie-Boulder district.  On 1.7.1897 this land at the 42-Mile Tank was resumed from Balgarrie town Lot 33 and surveyed as the Balgarrie Cemetery Reserve No 4293.     references are – Coolgardie Miner – 5.3.1895;  Inquirer – 9.3.1895; SROWA AN5 Acc 430 1895/596;  Police Gazette 61/1897;  The Forgotten Pioneers of the Eastern Goldfields by Harry Argus,  SUICIDES AND SETTLERS by Claire McIntyre.

LYALL John L, d 13 Dec 1895, at the 42 Mile Tank, , Informant was G T McQueen, Storekeeper, Occ:-Miner, 58yrs, Reg:- 1512/1895

Kalgoorlie Miner 6 Sep 1933


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