Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Hoped One Would Win Race

Evidence that the deceased used to buy plenty of food, but that she used to give it to her dogs, with one of which she hoped to win a race at Kedron Park, was given at the inquest yesterday into the death of Mary Condon (31), of Quay Street, North Quay. Plainclothes Constable Robert Gordon Hayes said the deceased was found dead in a laneway off Gipps Street Valley, near the railway line, on the morning of October 28. The Government Pathologist (Dr. E. H.   Derrick) issued a post-mortem certificate showing the cause of death as under-nourishment and heart failure. It appeared that she bought food, but she gave it to her dogs, doing without herself. Her kangaroo dog had not won any races, although it had been entered. As far as he could find out she had paid the entrance fees. She was known as Mary Condon. May Condon, Mary May Condon, and May Magdalene Condon.


Robert John Lawson Brahe, of Leichhardt Street, Spring Hill, said the deceased used to have a room at the house where he lived. She had two dogs - a kangaroo dog with a broken tail, named Alison's Wish or Alison's Whisper; and a fox terrier with a broken tail, called Bubbles. She kept the fox terrier in her room and the kangaroo dog under the house. She said she had entered the kangaroo dog in coursing events at Kedron Park, and she appeared to have hopes of winning a prize. The dog was well enough nourished to win a race. She used to buy plenty of "'tucker", but she was frail, and appeared to be delicate. Mr. J. W. Cockings (Deputy Coroner) adjourned the hearing to a date to be fixed.

WENT WITHOUT FOOD FOR DOGS. (1935, December 6). The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954), p. 12. TROVE

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