Deaths

Deaths

A comprehensive book called Tales From Bush Graves WINTON by Anne Alloway, Peter Russell & Roberta Morrison is available from the website www.outbackbooks.info and go to the History page.
It covers hundreds of bush graves in the Winton district. For burials in the Winton Town Cemetery, go to the Winton Shire Council website - cemetery page.

1883.
24th March The Winton Police report that the body of a man named Henry Hunter was found, apparently drowned, close to Cork Station.

1891. As reported in the Brisbane Courier on the 28th September, a telegram had been received by the Commissioner of Police from Inspector Judge, of Winton, stating that a murder had been committed at Cork Station, in his District, and that he was proceeding to the scene of the outrage.Inspector Judge had made enquiries and found that the report was without foundation.

1911. Frederick W Tayler killed at the Intercontinental Deep Well Boring Company site.

1913. Approx July. Horsebreaker Charles Monaghan was severely injured. He was sent from the Winton Hospital to Charters Towers Hospital. He died on the 14th of July and is buried at Charters Towers.

1916. Francis Henry Bourne died 9th July and was buried at Cork Station. Born 1856 in Ireland.

1936. Saturday, 16 May 

FATAL ACCIDENT. DROVER'S COOK KILLED.

A fatal accident occurred near Cork Station about 100 miles from Winton on Monday, the victim being Mr. John Francis Young, station hand of Kynuna, aged 45 years.

Deceased, who was employed as cook for Mr. R. Watkins, drover, was alone with a team of horses and heavily loaded dray belonging to the droving plant, and it is not certain how the accident happened. It is assumed that when going down a steep gully on the Mackunda Road with the brakes on Mr. Young was thrown under the horses and the dray passed over his body and inflicted injuries from his chest to his feet. Death was due to internal haemorrhage and took place about 21/2 hours after the accident.

Mr. F Snelling, manager of Cork Station, proceeded to town with the patient, who expired before an ambulance was met on the way.

Mrs. O. Williamson, Cork Street is a sister of Mr. Young. The funeral took place on Wednesday morning, Very Rev. Arch-Deacon Robinson officiated at the graveside.