Constable

Michael QUINLIVAN

YEAR OF DEATH

1863

JURISDICTION

New South Wales

DETAILS OF DEATH

On the morning of 3 September 1863 the Constable was drowned while attempting to cross the Turon River at Sofala north of Bathurst. He had been assisting Sergeant Hardy in pursuit of offenders who had earlier committed an armed holdup on Smith’s Public House. The two police succeeded in capturing one of the offenders and recovering some of the stolen property. The Constable was born in 1837 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 18 August 1862. At the time of his death he was stationed at Mudgee.

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