1855-1980 Accidents, Fatal Farm and Riding deaths

1871 Boy Drowns in Clyde North

1887 Farmer Robbed in Melbourne

1890's Ellinor-A Girl's Story

1892 Death of a Clyde Jockey

1894 Rescued by his Brother

1904 Accidental Shooting of Farmer

1908 Breach of Promise

1912 Life in Clyde-Keith Escott

1916 Killed in a Gravel Pit

1922 Sad Story of a Clyde Blacksmith

1930 Murder Suicide

1944 Fire Destroys Houses


Stories and Inquests
1916 Killed in a Gravel Pit

Suggestion for Supervision

At an inquiry held at the Morgue yesterday, Dr. Cole, P.M., city coroner, directed attention to the need for supervision over gravel pits. In one of these, situated at Clyde, near Cranbourne, James West (or Weston) received injuries on April 26 which caused his death. The story told by a fellow workman, Charles Rendell, was that West was helping to pick out the face of a pit owned by Andrew E. Brunt, dairy farmer (who employed both men), of Clyde, when about two tons of gravel fell away. Portion of it struck deceased, who died in the train on the way to Melbourne. The face on which deceased had been working had been undermined, and there had been small "slips" previously owing to the mud veins and moisture in the gravel.

Dr. Cole, in finding a verdict of death by misadventure, said that there should be supervision over these pits. In case anything of the sort occurred again, there would now be material on which to act

Argus 5, May 1916, Page 5