Constable

John Joseph McNAMARA

YEAR OF DEATH

1870

JURISDICTION

Victoria

DETAILS OF DEATH

On Thursday 27 October 1870 Constable McNamara was attempting to cross Snodgrass Creek Metcalf. He was swept away by flood waters carried into the Coliban River and drowned. It was raining hard at the time and the creek was swollen to many times its normal size.

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