Violin case causes death

Hughenden, 1926 – A newspaper carried this story about an innocent bike ride to school ending in tragedy.

“Ida Harrison, aged 5½ years, only daughter of Mr and Mrs T. Harrison, of the Railway Department, met with a very sad accident on the 11th instant.

“She was, with her brother, riding a bicycle to school when a violin case which he was carrying caught in the wheel, and she fell heavily.

“She was conveyed to her home, where she expired next morning. The funeral was attended by the Girl Guide and Brownies, also a number of school children.”

Ida is buried in the Hughenden cemetery. Images Sharyn Moodie 2021

Click here for another Hughenden cemetery story, in which a grazier dies while fixing a windmill.

Source:  The Daily Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1903 – 1926), Saturday 20 February 1926, p14

Hughenden, QLD.

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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