Thursday, May 30, 2013


Body On Railway Embankment Toowoomba. Monday

Evidence that Mary Condon, late of Quay Street, North Quay, Brisbane, was always half fed was given at the inquest into her death before Mr. M. Gallagher, P.M., in the coroners Court to-day. Condon's body was found on the railway embankment at the rear of Foy and Gibson's premises, Wickham Street, Valley, on October 24. Daphne Logan, a married woman living apart from her husband and residing in Ruthven Street, Toowoomba, said she had known the deceased for three and a half years. Witness last saw her alive on the Monday night prior to her death about 9.30 o'clock. The deceased was walking at the rear of a furniture shop in Gotha Street. On the afternoon of October 24 witness identified the body at the city morgue. About four months prior to this the witness and a friend had met the deceased in Barry Parade. The deceased said she was worried because she had had nothing to eat for a couple of days. Witness gave her some apples and pears. The deceased was of a quiet nature, and kept very much to herself. She drank only in moderation. Witness had always considered deceased to be somewhat 'mental.' She was always half fed and was under-nourished. She used to spend her money on dog racing, and had owned a greyhound known as Alison's   Whisper.   The inquiry was adjourned back to Brisbane.

DEAD WOMAN WAS HALF FED. (1935, December 24). The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954), p. 15. TROVE

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