Outback Graves Markers

James DILLON (more)

Cause of Death: Natural Causes

James Dillon was found dead in his camp by Robert Burley, an employee on Hill's Proprietary Mines. The deceased, who occupied alone
a camp situated about midway between the township of Murrin Murrin and Hill's Proprietary Mines, was last seen alive on the evening of Monday, 23rd. Since then, his absence from the town had not been seriously noticed until just before the time the body was found, when one of his fellow boarders declared his intention of walking to Dillon's camp to see if he was at home.  
Pending the inquest proceedings, the deceased had retired to his bed undressed and his position when found would seem to indicate that he passed away quietly in his sleep.

The deceased was buried by Arthur H Werthenner.  Witnesses present at the burial were Robert Burley and Police Constable James McNamara (Regimental number 186) of Murrin Murrin.

A plumber by trade, Dillon had arrived in Western Australia some fourteen years before from Fitzroy, Victoria, where he carried on the business of his trade.

John GALLAGHER (more)

Cause of Death: Natural Causes

Rose MACEY (more)

Cause of Death: Premature Birth

George ROBERTSON (more)

Cause of Death: Burnt in a House Fire

Mr and Mrs Robertson were very seriously injured when their house caught fire and they tried unsuccessfully to rescue their little one.  They were taken to the Malcolm Hospital suffering from severe injuries and up to noon the next day, no doctor had attended them. 

The house of George Robertson, an engine driver at the copper mine, was burnt to the ground and the couple's son, aged two years, perished in the flames.  Having gone to bed about half past ten, Mr Robertson was awakened by the roar of flames in the bedroom.  The flames had such a hold that he only had time to carry Mrs Robertson out of the room when it was impossible to re-enter to save the child.  The building was a hessian structure which, in a few minutes, was completely demolished.

An enquiry was opened a few days later at Anaconda and, after viewing the scene of the fire, was adjourned to 10 February.  The outcome of the enquiry is not known. 

Dolores Wylde TAYLOR (more)

Cause of Death: Immaturity