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[PBB PRBB3 ASSOCIATION,] Wellington, February 1$; A eh -cklng acoident has oconrre'd at Upper Belmontia the Hutfc diatrlot. A little boy aged ten, son of John Stratton, was In the bouse alone with his sister Maud of nine He got his father's rifls from the bedroom and a osrtridgo from 'he shelf with which he mu»t have loaded the c 0.3. As he aaya, It was at full cock, and he aooldental.'y tonched the trigger, blowing the top of his sister's he»d off and eoatterlng her brains about. The girl fell down dead and the boy ran to toll his father who was at work m the field. The mother was away In Wellington.

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A SHOCKING ACCIDENT, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2067, 19 February 1889

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A SHOCKING ACCIDENT Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2067, 19 February 1889

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