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DROWNING FATALITY.

ARTHUR WARBRICK DROWNED

. To-day a telegriam was received by Mr W. Charlesworth, from (Mr Claude Charleswortih, eng-inee'r to the Opo-taki County Council, stating- that Mr Arthur Warbrick, ferryman at the Ohivva River, Opotiki, had been washed outto sea and drowned. Mr W. Char-les-worth states that deceased was employed by the County Council to ferry passengers across the aniouth of the Ohiwa River, tie river being nearly a. mile broad at this point. The accident is believed to .have been caused by the strong- current and. the heavy weatiher, which would combine to carry deceased and his tooat out lover the bar. Deceased was a splendid tooatmani, and a man of very line physique. He was about 34 years of ag-e, and laa.ves a wife and two children. It is a singular thing that a man Lost his life some five months ago while engaged in the same work.

The late Mr (Arthur Warbrick was a member of the well-known Warbrick family of half-castes, and was a -sz-eU-kmowirt footballer, like liis brothers.

The deceased played for the North I Shore Football Cluib in the old days,' â– before the distract scheme came in, and in 1888 was a memiber of the New Zealand Native Team which toured the United KmgtJom.

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DROWNING FATALITY., Auckland Star, Volume XXXIII, Issue 225, 22 September 1902

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DROWNING FATALITY. Auckland Star, Volume XXXIII, Issue 225, 22 September 1902

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