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AUCKLAND, July 10,

Yesterday forenoon a gun accident occurred at Waiheti, by which Edward Davenport, a lad thirteen years of age, lust his life. Davenport and his three sons went out shooting, and about ten o’clock one of the boys laid his gun down in a bush of briars. Shortly afterwards one of the deceased’s brothers said, “Don’t forget to bring the gun.” Deceased went to the bush and drew the gun towards him with his right hand, when the gun exploded, the charge of shot entering ms breast and coming out at his back. He walked a few yards, calling out “ Father, father ! ” and Mr Davenport caught him in the act of falling. The lad was carried to a house half a mile away, and expired immediately after he was received there.

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FATAL GUN ACCIDENT., Issue 7955, 10 July 1889

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FATAL GUN ACCIDENT. Issue 7955, 10 July 1889

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