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Death in the District of Wellington, Ewen Cameron 6th December 1848, informant Charles Cameron (son)

In 1848 there was only one cemetery in use in Wellington – the Bolton St Cemetery,
most of which was 'relocated' by the motorway in the 1960s.
Ewen is not on the list of relocated / removed graves – probably his headboard (if any) and his burial entry had disappeared by the 1960s.

NZ Spectator & Cooks Strait Guardian, 9 December 1848
Wednesday December 6th,
Mr Ewen Cameron, Tailor of Kaiwarra.
A fatal accident occurred on Wednesday last to Mr Ewen Cameron, who resided on the road to Kaiwarra.
On his return home about eight o'clock in the evening, in walking too near the edge of the steep or gulley in front of his house, his foot unfortunately slipped, and he fell head foremost, and his head striking a projecting piece of rock he was killed on the spot. The body was discovered by his family the next morning lying in the ravine. An inquest was held on the body by Dr Fitzgerald the Coroner yesterday, when a verdict of Accidental Death was returned.
The deceased was very much and deservedly respected as an honest man and an industrious settler, and had brought up a very numerous family with great credit and propriety.

Tuapeka Times, 7th January 1874
Cameron. -On the 28th December, at the residence of James Campbell, Blue Spur, Maria Cameron relict of the, late Ewen Cameron, of Kiawarra, Wellington.
Wellington and Wanganui papers please copy.

Maria Colquhoun Cameron (1793-1873) was probably buried in Lawrence Cemetery (Old),
but cemetery records from 1873 are not complete.
There’s no burial place information in the newspaper or on the death certificate.

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