Crushed by horse
Morning Bulletin Monday 16 February 1931
MUTTABURRA. February 14.
A death under tragic circumstances was reported from Culloden Station, the property of William Spence, this morning. Harry Monteith McLaren, bookkeeper at Culloden for nearly 15 years, was found dead this morning by a couple of adjoining selectors under his horse. He was missing for two days. It is surmised that the horse fell and rolled on McLaren, crushing him. The deceased was about 60 years of age and unmarried. The body will be brought to town, where a post mortem will be held.
[Source: FOUND DEAD. (1931, February 16). Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld.: 1878 – 1954), p. 8. Retrieved September 12, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article54692466]
Townsville Daily Bulletin Tuesday 24 February 1931
TRAGEDY OF THE BUSH.
Horse and Rider Dead.
LONGREACH. February 22.
Sub-Inspector Murtha was advised by the Muttaburra police of a tragic death; a man named Henry Monteith McLaren, a bookkeeper and station hand, employed on Culloden Station, being found dead in a dry channel on Pastoria. The horse which deceased was riding was lying across the body of the unfortunate man, and it is surmised that the animal, an aged one, dropped dead, with the above result. This appears to be a feasible explanation, as the man’s feet were still in the stirrup irons when he was found. The body was brought into Muttaburra for Interment.
[Source: TRAGEDY OF THE BUSH. (1931, February 24). Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld.: 1885 – 1954), p. 6. Retrieved September 12, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61586877]