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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Nicola IOVINE

Born C.1899 in Italy [5]
Departed Naples, Italy on the Citta Di Genova and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 19 March 1927 [63]
Farmhand for Conrad A. E. BUSSENSCHUTT on Golden West Farm in Three Springs in 1935 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Following an accident in which he fractured his skull he passed away at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [5]
Died 28 October 1935; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Roman Catholic, Plot 19) [24]


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 1 November 1935:
Hay Carting Fatality - Man Falls from Load
"Whilst haycarting on Monday morning, Mr. Nicola Iovone, an employee of Mr Con Bussenschutt, of Three Springs, met with an accident resulting in his untimely demise. He was sitting on top of a truck load of hay which side slipped and precipitated him to the ground. When picked up Mr Iovine was unconscious and he was conveyed to the Three Springs hospital where he was admitted in a critical condition. He passed away at 5 p.m. without regaining consciousness. A post mortem examination revealed a fracture at the base of the skull. Deceased, a native of Italy, was 34 years of age and had been resident in W.A. for nine years, the past two months having been spent in the Three Springs district. He leases and a widow and three children in Italy."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Nicola Iovine' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 21 July 2024 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/nicola-iovine [reference list]




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