Wednesday, October 30, 2013


A remarkable case of a family being prostrated by ptomaine poisoning, the illness being attributed to the eating of ox tongue, came to light on Sunday. The Ambulance Brigade received a call during the afternoon and in response to it bearers proceeded to a place known as Mountain Camp. They there found five members of a family, Belinda   Pedwell (the mother), Victor Pedwell (aged 20), Albert Pedwell (15), Walter Pedwell (15), and Mary Priscilla Pedwell (17), to have been attacked. The eldest son Victor and the daughter May were in such a state as to necessitate their removal to the General Hospital, where, on inquiry later, they were reported to be out of danger and doing well. The other three sufferers, Mrs. Pedwell and the sons, Albert and Walter, were not so bad, and they recovered under the attention the ambulance men were able to afford. -Brisbane Courier.  

A FAMILY POISONED. (1918, March 14). Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954), p. 2. TROVE

Sunday, October 27, 2013


Arthur Twible, 15, charged by George Sparkes, of Ultimo, joiner, his stepfather, with being under 16 years of age, and "found" wandering with persons having no lawful visible means of support, was ordered to be sent on board the Vernon.

POLICE. (1879, February 15). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 3. TROVE