Monthly Archives: May 2019

Dangerous Times

When trawling through Trove to find more Currys I have come across a reports of several mishaps. Our forebears certainly lived in dangerous times.


“Mr. Ernest Curry, while hay carting, had the prong of a pitchfork driven through his leg, necessitating anti tetanus treatment.”

1938 ‘COOLAMON’, Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1881 – 1938), 23 December, p. 5. , viewed 28 Apr 2019,
“On Saturday morning last Mr Joseph Curry, a local engine driver, met with a very painful and serious accident. He fell on to an iron fender, striking it with such force as to almost sever his nose from his face and lacerating bis forehead. The unfor-tunate man was removed to the hospital, where Dr. Bray, after removing the broken bone, replaced the feature. He is progressing as well as can be expected.”
1903 ‘ACCIDENT TO MR. JOSEPH CURRY.’, Leader (Orange, NSW : 1899 – 1945), 15 June, p. 2. , viewed 28 Apr 2019,
Mr. Jim Curry, Buchanan street, Kandos, who is employed at the Kandos coal mine, was on Wednes-day admitted to Rylstone District Hospital with the index finger of his right hand badly crushed. While clearing away coal, etc., from the rails under a skip, to which a horse was attached, the animal moved forward, and the wheel of the skip passed over his finger. It is prob-able that portion of the finger will have to be amputated.
1938 ‘ACCIDENT’, Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW : 1890 – 1954), 9 June, p. 7. , viewed 28 Apr 2019,
George Curry, of North Hill, met with, a serious accident last evening, while training on Forbes showground, He, was riding a bicycle round the track, when one of the wheels ran on to the wheel, of the machine in front of him, and he fell heavily, sustaining a broken collarbone, besides being cut about considerably.
1915 ‘CYCLING ACCIDENT.’, The Forbes Advocate (NSW : 1911 – 1954), 21 December, p. 2. , viewed 28 Apr 2019,
Joseph Thomas Curry, of ‘Apanie’ via Oberon reported to Bathurst police that his car ran off the road while travelling to Bathurst on Monday. He sald the Incident occurred on
a left hand bend -about 17 miles from Bathurst. * The car suffered minor damage and! no one was injured.
1953 ‘CAR ACCIDENT’, National Advocate (Bathurst, NSW : 1889 – 1954), 5 August, p. 2. , viewed 28 Apr 2019,
Donald Curry, 26, of Edgecliffe Road, Woollahra, was badly beaten up by a gang of  hooligans at The Entrance on Saturday night. Dr. Wallace King treated Curry for a fractured nose, concussion, and severe lacerations. The ambulance took Curry to Gosford
and the police sent him to Sydney by train.
1938 ‘MAIN BADLY HURT’, Man on the Land (Gosford, NSW : 1936 – 1938), 19 April, p. 4. , viewed 28 Apr 2019,