ONE HUN­DRED YEARS AGO Satur­day Oc­to­ber 26, 1918

Campbeltown Courier - - NOSTALGIA -

Fa­tal­ity in New Zealand

We re­gret to record the death in Kaponga, New Zealand, as the re­sult of an ac­ci­dent, of Mr Peter Camp­bell, formerly of Broom­brae, Camp­bel­town. A Haw­era news­pa­per to hand gives the fol­low­ing ac­count: ‘The friends of Mr Peter Camp­bell, Eg­mont Street, Haw­era, will re­gret to hear of his death, which took place at Kaponga, on Satur­day, 3rd Au­gust, un­der rather pe­cu­liar cir­cum­stances. ‘As far as can be as­cer­tained, he was pro­ceed­ing with a spring dray on the Lower Rowan Road, and on the way he had a con­ver­sa­tion. ‘Shortly af­ter­wards he at­tempted to climb into the dray, pre­sum­ably over the wheel, when the horse must have moved, caus­ing him to re­ceive in­juries to the head as the re­sult of the fall. Miss King found the body a lit­tle while af­ter the ac­ci­dent. When the po­lice ar­rived on the scene life was ex­tinct.’

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