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Birch, John Anthony (1823–1850)

An inquest was held on Monday at the Woolpack Inn, Campbell-street, on a young man named John Birch, who died from a cut of a very trifling character, received while helping to skin a bullock. The cut was so slight that when the medical man who attended him, Dr. McVitie, asked if he had cut himself, he answered in the negative. Verdict — died from the effects of a virus imparted to the system while in the act of skinning a bullock which had died of disease.

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Additional Resources

  • death notice, Sydney Morning Herald, 25 November 1850, p 3

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'Birch, John Anthony (1823–1850)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/birch-john-anthony-28729/text36183, accessed 6 August 2020.

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