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A Farmer Shot Dead.

The " Lyfctelton Times" gives full details of an inquest held on Saturday on the body of Mr Thomas Harvey, Manager of Mr Smart's farm, near Mount Grey. It appears that deceased, with his brother and a farmer, named Thos William Barwell, went out to shoot pigs in Mount Grey Bush, Barwell shot at a pig and killed it, not seeing Harvey, who was only some 8 yards farther off in the • line of fire. The bullet. passing throughthe pig's body, . struck. Harvey' in the back, passing through the right lung and the lower parfc of the neck, making its exit at .the thyrsod cartilage. The unfortunate man expired almost immediately. He leaves a widow and six children, the latter between ten years and six months old. A verdict of *' Accidental death " was returned.

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A Farmer Shot Dead., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2434, 26 May 1890

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A Farmer Shot Dead. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2434, 26 May 1890

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