Quinn, James

Personal Details

First nameJames
Place of birthBlackwater, Northern Ireland
Date of death14/08/1881
Age at death50 years



Cemetery Record

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CemeteryNear Stainburn Road
LocationBowen Downs
Date of funeral14/08/1881

Died on road from Stainburn Downs to Bowen Downs about 6 miles from Stainburn Head Station.

SUDDEN DEATH.-A man named Quinn, Christian name unknown, died suddenly on Sunday 14th instant, at Mr. Turnbull’s camp, near Stainburn. Mr. Turnbull was taking a mob of cattle to the north of Bowen Downs. Requiring a hand he engaged Quinn on Thursday evening. On Friday Quinn spelled in the camp. On Saturday, he went to work, and seemed perfectly well. On Sunday morning Mr. Turnbull roused him to get the horses. He sat up on his blankets, and put his boots on. he fell back in an almost unconscious state, and died in about an hour. Previous to his death he asked for chlorodyne, but there was none in the camp. He also asked for a pannikin of tea, but could not drink it when it was given to him. Mr. Turnbull rode in and reported the matter to the Police Magistrate, who held the customary inquiry. Aramac Mail.
[Source: WESTERN MAIL NEWS. (1881, August 29). Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 – 1954), p. 2. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article52054089]