Constable

Thomas COLLINS

YEAR OF DEATH

1877

JURISDICTION

Victoria

DETAILS OF DEATH

On 18 March 1877 Constable Collins was on patrol in the Wangaratta area when he fell from his horse. He received internal injuries and died on 23 March 1877 at the Wangaratta Hospital. At the subsequent inquest the Coroner criticised the Local Council which had contributed to the accident by allowing an unlit obstruction to be left on the roadway.

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