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ANOTHER FATAL ACCIDENT AT THE TERKMAKAU.

TlUtllH MHN iItOWNED.

Another ncoidciit» attended with vory dishessing results has, wo regret to say, occurred at this river. The circuiristiitices havo been colnmuuicated to uh by a correspondent, who statos that on liis arrival at the spot on Thursday he fouud the pluco in groat commotion, It appears that a party of eight mon attempted to cross the river in a boat, whioh was quickly toppled ovor by ft heavy surf. Throe of its occupants woro drowned, nnd tho remaining five woio pioKcd Up in a very exhausted condition. Until their rescue thoy mauagod to keop % thornbolvms nllut by clinging lo the thwarts and o.iih which had boon dislodged from ths boat, and occasionally gotiing h<)hl of tho bapsized boat itaolf. Tho following aro tho namos of the poor fellows who' porißhed :— Matthiw Hardwood,

from Lancashire, aged 35 ; •' Mick," late of Iho Dunedin Hotel, aged 30 years ; and "Dick," a boatman, of whom nothing is known further. We wonder when thi.s melancholy catalogue of death.*, thiougb tho disgraceful neg'ect of tho Gjvovmnent'iu not taking proper prec unions for the safety of travellers tossing this dangerous rivor, will bo closed.

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West Coast Times, West Coast Times, Issue 81, 9 December 1865

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ANOTHER FATAL ACCIDENT AT THE TERKMAKAU. West Coast Times, Issue 81, 9 December 1865

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