A Painful Case.
An unfortunate young girl, about 19 years of age", named Higgins, was found .wandering about the Eastern Arcade in Melbourne with the dead body of her illegitimate offspring in lier arms. The girl's story was an exceedingly sad one. She had been adopted when an infant by a Mr Higgins, of Ballarat, and lived with him until she was 13 years of age. His death then obliged her to seek her own living as a domestic servant, and, while at service at Richmond some time after, she was seduced by a young man to whom, she was engaged to be married. On her confinement approaching he cruelly deserted her, an.d. aha was forced to leave her situation. Her baby was born in the Lying-in Hospital, and as soon as she was able to resume work she put it out to be nursed and took a situation in the country.. Being thrown out of employment again, she returned to Melbourne, and set ouj; with her bafey to, try, and, discover a friend of- hers, who kept' a stall in the Eastern. Arcane. In this she failed, jvn'd while wandering about the baby died in her arms. When found by the police the unfortunate girl had been carrying^the dead body of the infant for nearly"two hours.
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A Painful Case., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2412, 28 April 1890
A Painful Case. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2412, 28 April 1890
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