Accidents and Fatalities.
United Press Association—KyEleotrio Telegraph. Auckland, June 14 An imperial pensioner named Thomas William Robinson, died near Wade under Bad circumstances. He was found lying unconscious m the road near Horseshoe Bush, and wa3 taken to a settler's house for attention. Dr Bennett was called, but he f oand Robinson to be beyond human aid, the old pensioner dying a few hours after ha was found. Deceased was 75 years of age. At the inqaeat the jury returned a verdict that death was due to exposure and exhaustion, Auckland, June 15 Mrs Sunberg, wife of the master of the barque Devonport, fell overboard and was drowned on the voyage from Melbourne to Knipara. Two men were found unconscious on the rocks, having fallen over the wharf. One has been identified as Jas. Hickey, ex- j fireman on the Zealandia. He is suffering from a fracture of the base of the skull. The other mac, who is unknown, is suffering from concussion of the brain. Both men are m the hospital m a very serious condition. Later. Hiokey died this morning. The other man is John Marshall, occupation unknown, but he is supposed to be a fireman. He is not m immediate danger. Palmeebton Noeth, May 15 Tory heavy rain fell last night and both the Manawatu and Oroua rivers are running bank high. John Hosey, a sawmill hand, was drowned while crossing the Orcua river this morning m a canoe, which capsized. Deceased was about 34 years of age and unmarried and had no relations m the colony except a sister who was married m Wellingtonlast week. The body has not been recovered.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6596, 15 June 1905
Accidents and Fatalities. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6596, 15 June 1905
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