Tragedy on the water

There are millions of stories in the vast amount of records held at Queensland State Archives. Manager of Public Access, Niles Elvery, tells an otherwise undiscovered story of tragedy and frustrated heroism, all from an innocuous-looking 1880s inquest file.

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  1. Hi Daniel, the Cardwell inquest, number 292 of 1880, is for the Freshney family, Charles (Senior), Annie and Charles (Junior) — you can download it for free in our Public Search Room at Runcorn. If you can’t visit us, we can copy the inquest and post it to you for $21.20 (it’s 18 pages long). If you’d like us to do this, fill in an order form:
    Hope that helps,

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