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William Kesterton (1839–1894)

An old resident of the district named Mr. William Kesterton was found dead this morning near his residence with a bullet wound in his head. It is thought that in mounting his horse he accidentally fired the Winchester rifle which he was carrying. Much sympathy is felt with his widow and family. Mr. Kesterton's brother, it is stated, also lost his life some years ago by a gun accident.

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'Kesterton, William (1839–1894)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 30 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


29 August, 1839
Maitland, New South Wales, Australia


10 September, 1894 (aged 55)
Bombala, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

shooting accident

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