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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

N. POWNTNEY

Born C.1904 [4: 21-Dec-1933]
Supported by a livelihood of sharpening scissors [4: 21-Dec-1933]
He was passing through Carnamah and was camping at the Centenary Park recreation ground [5: 22-Dec-1933]
On the evening of 19 December 1933 while crossing the railway opposite the Vacuum Oil Company depot he tripped on the line [5]
One report claims on tripping he was knocked unconscious while another reported he tripped "and had fallen asleep there" [4] [5]
The morning train to Perth at 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday 20 December 1933 ran him over as it was leaving the Carnamah Station [5]
The train was stopped and moved to free him and he was taken to the Carnamah Private Hospital [4] [5]
He was treated by doctors C. P. ROSENTHAL and M. A. MAYRHOFER who was found it necessary to amputate his right leg [4] [5]
Following initial treatment in Carnamah he was transported to Perth by train on Thursday 21 December 1933 [5]
One report on the accident gave his second initial as 'W' while another stated it to be 'A' [4] [5]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'N. Powntney' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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