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A Meeve relative: A research sidetrack in Tasmania

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When map reading I note that we are close to the place a distant relative of grandson no 2 died and was buried. The family story is that he was struck by lightning but a little research indicates he was struck by a tree limb that he was felling.  Something to beware of when researching: how time and re-telling changes fact.I also note how first aid practices have changed. A sad story.

INQUEST MARRAWAH An inquest was held at Marrawah Friday, before Mr. H. G. Spicer, coroner, and a jury (Mr. K. C. Laughton foreman) touching the death of Michael William Meeve, which occurred at Marrawah on the previous day. Sergeant Donoghue, of Stanley, represented the district police, and made the necessary arrangements for holding the enquiry. Bernard Charles Cronin, a farmer, residing near Marrawah, deposed to being acquainted with the deceased, whom he had employed to assist him in clearing on his farm. Witness and the deceased, Meeve, started to work in company on the morning of the 14th inst., and …