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Death From Snake bite

Published in the South Bourke and Mornington Journal on the 22nd of October in 1884, this article makes you aware of how heartbreaking life could be for the white settlers.

“A son of Mr. Williams, eleven years of age, was bitten by a snake through thrusting his hand in a hollow log at Tynong on Saturday last. There being no medical attendant in the district, he was placed in the train and conveyed to the Alfred Hospital, in which institution he succumbed shortly after being admitted.”