Author Topic: Search NSW Register of Coroner's Records 1821-1837 - Samuel McLennan CAMPBELL  (Read 590 times)

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Hello, can someone please assist with information regarding the above, Samuel died in 1894 in Liverpool New South Wales Australia.  He was born in 1887, Parramatta, NSW.  He was only aged 7 years at the time of his death.  I am curious to know why there was an inquest or if there are any news articles, that I haven't been able to find.  Hope you can help.  Thank you.

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Re: Search NSW Register of Coroner's Records 1821-1837 - Samuel McLennan CAMPBELL
« Reply #1 on: Friday 30 September 16 05:23 BST (UK) »
Not sure what news items you have seen - there is this on Trove:
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article85648404
I think an inquest can be held if there was reason to suspect neglect was a contributing cause of death, perhaps that was involved in this case? Hard to say why when this did appear an accident, sad story.

There are a few other (briefer) articles too:
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71209024
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article108682660
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article114068271

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Re: Search NSW Register of Coroner's Records 1821-1837 - Samuel McLennan CAMPBELL
« Reply #2 on: Friday 30 September 16 05:35 BST (UK) »
Yes, in NSW suspicious deaths were referred to the Police.   So, before a funeral director could bury, he needed to obtain permission to bury.  A Coroner could give that permission, or a Doctor could certify cause of death and thereby release a body to a funeral director.    So, without a doctor certifying cause of death, there would be police magistrate and/or coroner involvement. 

The NSW BDM death cert or an official transcription would provide the details.

Children's death certificates can contain very sad details.  :(

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Re: Search NSW Register of Coroner's Records 1821-1837 - Samuel McLennan CAMPBELL
« Reply #3 on: Friday 30 September 16 05:46 BST (UK) »
Thank you all my question has been answered. Much appreciated.