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South Australia - Hangaratta?
« on: Wednesday 20 May 20 08:35 BST (UK) »
The brother of my 2nd great grandfather was Henry Garrad, b 1831 in Colchester, Essex, England.

An English newspaper entry has his death at Hangaratta, SA on 29 Sept 1853.

I presume the placename has been mangled by the English newspaper, but does anyone have any clues as to what the place actually is?

The Essex Standard report says: September 29th 1853 at Hangaratta, South Australia, accidentally drowned crossing a creek, in the 23rd year of his age, Henry, the fourth son of Abraham Garrad, of Colchester
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Re: South Australia - Hangaratta?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 20 May 20 09:46 BST (UK) »
I can't find a death in SA or Victoria.. there is a town in Victoria called Wangaratta but nothing similar in SA. There is nothing I can find in the newspapers using variations of his name but I note that he is remembered on a family grave in Essex as "died in Australia"

shume     australia
HUME: Fermanagh, Donegal,Sligo,Australia
PASFIELD: Essex, London
SHAW/STANLEY: Co Waterford,Ireland, Australia

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Re: South Australia - Hangaratta?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 20 May 20 10:04 BST (UK) »
In case you haven't checked Trove (Australian newspapers)

The Argus (Melbourne) 21 July 1853
Mr Sexton, from Colchester, would greatly oblige Henry Garrad if he would forward the packet of letters that he brought out for him to Mr Wallworth, grocer, Hanover Street, Collingwood.
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St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
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Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
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Re: South Australia - Hangaratta?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 20 May 20 10:38 BST (UK) »
I can't find a death in SA or Victoria.. there is a town in Victoria called Wangaratta but nothing similar in SA. There is nothing I can find in the newspapers using variations of his name but I note that he is remembered on a family grave in Essex as "died in Australia"

shume     australia


thinking how often a W looks like an H or v.v. perhaps it IS Wangaratta. in which case this story might fit

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/61328708?searchTerm=drowned%20wangaratta&searchLimits=l-decade=185|||l-year=1853
currently concentrating on a number of Staffordshire families.

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Re: South Australia - Hangaratta?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 20 May 20 11:06 BST (UK) »
I dont have access to the rest of the articles.

Published: Tuesday 04 July 1854
Newspaper: Essex Herald
County: Essex, England
have been thrown into considerable doom the receipt of several returned letters, marked Dead,’’ which they bad sent to Mr. Henry Garrad, ouo of the sons who emigrated some time since to Australia. The letters, it was believed, vara returned a Mr. Faitbfhl
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Published: Friday 07 July 1854
Newspaper: Essex Standard
County: Essex, England
We regret to learn that letters addressed to Mr. Henry Garrad (son of Mr. Abraham Garrad.of this town), at Melbourne, have been returned to his family indorsed yean , but, in the absence

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Re: South Australia - Hangaratta?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 20 May 20 12:13 BST (UK) »
Australia isn't my usual area of research, and Google wasn't very helpful!
Hence my request for help.

Henry was in Bures St Mary, Suffolk (where the Garrad family resided for many years) in 1851.
There is a bridge there, over the River Stour.
The other side of the bridge is Bures Hamlet, Essex. ;D

I did a quick search for a death notice in SA and Victoria; no results!

All I have is that Essex, England newspaper report.

His brother, John, was in India about the same time.
Took me ages to track down the name of the town where he was stationed!
It's the darned English, always mangling placenames  ;D

Mckha489 - that report certainly looks promising! Many thanks ;D ;D
Giblet - thanks for those snippets. Very interesting ;D
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Re: South Australia - Hangaratta?
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 20 May 20 12:49 BST (UK) »
So if the letters were returned marked DEAD then someone knew him and his death should have been reported officially somewhere. There is nothing in the Public Records of Victoria Inquests about him either.
shume

ADD  Have found a death entry for 1853 for Harry unknown surname, parents unknown age 24. Ref 1038 Victoria. Perhaps that's all they knew about him?
HUME: Fermanagh, Donegal,Sligo,Australia
PASFIELD: Essex, London
SHAW/STANLEY: Co Waterford,Ireland, Australia

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Re: South Australia - Hangaratta?
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 20 May 20 13:49 BST (UK) »
Thanks, shume.
Sounds likely ;D
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Re: South Australia - Hangaratta?
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 21 May 20 01:34 BST (UK) »
 Already mentioned by Mckha489-- :P
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/61328708


......On approaching Wangaratta, the township at the point where the road crosses the Ovens, we found that the flats adjacent to the run, several miles in extent, were flooded……
The danger and difficulty in all this were very great, for the horses as well as ourselves stumbled frequently over logs and roots, and occasionally the wheels of the drays went into great holes, entirely immersing the vehicle. As the flood was subsiding there was a strong current running. The day after we passed through, a digger on his way to the Ovens was drowned in attempting to push his way through. He went into a deep hole, and not being able to swim was drowned. Wangaratta is a miserable looking place,………


Sue

ADDING

The death entry for the 24 year old Harry, given by shume, also gave the man's place of birth as Gotland?? ???
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