Death of Henry Hawson

Henry Hawson died from the old-fashioned version of a car accident.  That is, he died from an accident in his horse and cart, when his cart was upturned and he was pinned underneath it.  In the old colonial days with no modern transport, communications or ambulance services, his body was not found for 24 hours.  He was aged 57.

Here is an article on the accident in the SA Register, 1849 (retrieved from TROVE)

South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), Wednesday 8 August 1849, page 3

Death of Henry Hawson, SA register, 1849


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2 Responses to Death of Henry Hawson

  1. Chris Mantle says:

    Thanks Irene……….this event was known, but I’m not sure I had seen the news article……..

    R Chris

    Sent from my iPad


  2. eirenehogan says:

    Thanks Chris. Yeah, seeing the actual newspaper article makes it more real, doesn’t it? Trove is a wonderful place for searching.

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