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25-September-2017
25-September-2017

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The headstone commemorates William Glennon who was killed by a falling tree in October 1889. The headstone was erected by his employers and fellow workmen. 

About 6 o'clock on Tuesday morning a shearer named J. Glennon was found lying dead on the road, about six miles from Goonoo Goonoo, where he had previously been working. He had a tree across him, as if it had fallen upon him. One end of the tree was burning. The man's horse was tied up near him. He was last seen by another shearer named Widgery on Monday. Both men were returning to Goonoo Goonoo from Tamworth, but Widgery cantered, and deceased never overtook him. 
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW.),
24 October 1889.

Location

Address:New England Highway, Goonoo Goonoo Station, Goonoo Goonoo, 2340
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.304294
Long: 150.905173
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event Start Date:22-October-1889
Actual Event End Date:22-October-1889

Dedication

Front Inscription

      In Memory of
WILLIAM GLENNON
Who Was Killed By A Tree
     Falling On Him
At Goonoo Goonoo Oct 22nd 1889
   AGED 29 YEARS
Erected By His Employers
  And Fellow Workmen

 

Source: MA
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