Accidental death when blasting a tree in 1841

Event Dates:

24 September 1841


On Friday last, 24th September, as a man named William Lindon, a servant in the employ of Mr Edward Loud, of Willunga, was blasting a tree, he was struck in the abdomen by a splinter, which caused instant death. On Sunday a Coroner’s Inquest was held, and a verdict of “accidental death” returned. The deceased was a man highly respected by his master for his industrious and sober habits. South Australian Register 2 Oct 1841:3  Note – no other trace of William Lindon has been located.


1841 ‘ARRIVALS‘, South Australian Register 2 October, p. 3. , viewed 12 Feb 2024,

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