Constable

William Joseph HARNETTY

YEAR OF DEATH

1956

JURISDICTION

Victoria

DETAILS OF DEATH

On Wednesday 16 May 1956 Constable Harnetty and three other men were rescuing sheep threatened by rising flood waters in the Deep Creek area near Carisbrook. Their boat caught on a tree and capsized. Although his companions managed to reach safety Harnetty was swept away in the flood waters and drowned.

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