Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Trove Tuesday - Helpless in the Bush


TOOBORAC, Monday. - A painful accident happened to Mr. W. Gilmore yesterday morning. He was visiting some traps on his property before dawn, when he slipped on a stone in the darkness and broke his ankle. He was unable to walk and lay there several hours, when he was discovered by a man passing. It was a rough out-of-the-way spot in the hills, and he was lucky to have been found at all. Mr. Gilmore was driven in to the Heathcote Hospital where he was attended by Dr. Reid.

1909 'HELPLESS IN THE BUSH.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), 23 March, p. 9, viewed 28 September, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10687215

The article above, published in the Argus in 1909, mentions Mr. W. Gilmore who is probably my Great Great Grandfather, William Kenneth Gilmore (c1839-1927) of  Tooborac, Victoria. There is also the possibility that it refers to his son William Charles Gilmore (1878-1969). 

Trove Tuesday is a blogging prompt created by Amy from the Branches Leaves and Pollen blog. 
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1 comment:

  1. He was indeed very lucky -it could have been a long time before he was found and the consequences of that would have been dire. I'll bet you're curious as to which of the two it was, but I'd be inclined to go with the older man.


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