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FATAL ACCIDENT NEAR WALLACETOWN.

On Friday last George Bull,' well known as a bill-poster in Invercargill, went out for company’s sake to Wallacetown, in a cart driven by an employee of McGavin and Co-, owners of one of the beer depots beyond the Waihopai. When returning. Bull obtained leave to drive, and was thrown out of the cart. Ho made light of his injuries, but a few hours later felt so ill that he was conveyed to the hospital, where he died at eleven o’clock the same eveningIt was stated at the inquest that

several of his ribs were broken, and that death was doubtless due to internal hemorrhage. A perdict of accidental death, with no blame attachable to anyone, was returned. Bull and his companion had two drinks at the Junction and two at Wallacetown, but were stated to be quite sober. One of Bull's brothers was killed at a sawmill at Colac Bay a few years ago, and another met his death at a mill on the West Coast a few months ago. It is said that a friend who saw George, a short time before_his death ©n Friday night, asked if there was anything he could do for him. "Bring me a pipe and some tobacco in the morning,” said George, never realising that the end was so near.

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FATAL ACCIDENT NEAR WALLACETOWN., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 10, 22 June 1907

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FATAL ACCIDENT NEAR WALLACETOWN. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 10, 22 June 1907

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