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Burial Location:Kookynie  (details...)
Occupation: Well Proprietor
Place of Death: Government Hospital, Kookynie
Date of Death: 23 April 1905
Date of Burial:25 April 1905
Age:49 years
Cause of Death:Special Haemorrhage, Heart Failure
OGM Ref#: 1677


Also known as Barrier Burns. John Burns, better known as "Barrier" Burns, met with an accident through falling out of a cart near the railway station. The deceased was well known in the early Coolgardie days and on the northern goldfields. He was one of the early pioneers of the Niagara and Kookynie districts. At the age of 49 years, he was one of the oldest residents of Kookynie. Up until the Friday, his injuries were not considered to be very serious and he was progressing favorably. However, spinal haemorrhage set in, which resulted in paralysis of the legs and lower part of the body. This was, shortly after, followed by heart failure. Death occurred very quickly after that. Mr Burns had no relatives in the district and for the last fifteen years had resided with Mr C. O'Neill.

Birth Details:Circa 1856, South Australia
Death Certificate:790/1905
State Records Office: John Burns AU WA S34 cons3403 1905/079 Item - Part of FILES - PROBATE