Returned home a corpse

george fullerton
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georgiana sarah fullerton

Menindee magistrate George Fullerton, 39, left town for Mount Gipps, about 150 kilometres away, on court business, but did not make it home alive.

newspaper clipping george fullerton
Newspapers did not sugar-coat the death of the magistrate

”’Was brought back a corpse” is how the South Australian Weekly Chronicle and a number of other papers reported the death of the popular father-of-five in August, 1882.

An inquest determined he died from natural causes.

Sources; South Australian Weekly Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1881 – 1889) Saturday 26 August 1882 

Menindee, NSW – previously also spelt Menindie

Published by Sharyn Moodie

Travelling around Australia for work, I've found so many amazing headstones. But what is more amazing is the stories behind some of these deaths, and the way newspapers of the day reported them.

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