In oonnsotion with the reoent Maori oauo» disaster on the Motu River, the Opotiki o< r respondent of the Auokland ' Star' writes to «ay that not more than six peoplo should have been in the canoe, whereas there were sixteen ohildren and two adults, all of whom were drowned. A few weeks ago the Rev. G. Maunaell was nearly carried out to sea while croiiing in the canoe. A shooting fatality reoently ooourred at a homestead near Ooondobline Station, Collarendabri district, New South Wales. On acoount of the scare occasioned by the Brealong mnrders, loaded firearms are now kept in every homestead. One afternoon some ohildren were playing in the kitchen of the house of a seleotor named Lewis. Mrs Lewis, who was outside the building, heard a report of firearms in the kitchen, rushed in, and found her eldest daughter, aged fourteen, dead, with a bullet wound in the neok. '
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CASUALTIES., Evening Star, Issue 11329, 25 August 1900
CASUALTIES. Evening Star, Issue 11329, 25 August 1900
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