Constable

Josiah ROWLEY

YEAR OF DEATH

1897

JURISDICTION

Victoria

DETAILS OF DEATH

About 9.45 a.m. Tuesday 28 December 1897 Constable Rowley was returning from duty at Psyche Bend when he attempted to cross a makeshift bridge over King’s Billabong. The area was flooded and dangerous and Rowley’s horse fell. The Constable was apparently driven down underwater by the weight of the animal and drowned.

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