This week I am featuring articles about the death of Robert Passalick. Robert was married to Martha Nicholls, the daughter of Thomas Gardner Nicholls and Jemima Marr. I featured Thomas Gardner Nicholls in my Trove Tuesday post on 2 August 2016
MAN FOUND SHOT
Gun Caught in Fence
MARYBOROUGH, Sunday. – The body of Robert Passalick, aged 61 years, with a bullet wound below the heart, was found on Saturday lying near a fence in Pekin road. A double-barrelled breech-loading gun with an empty cartridge in one of the barrels was caught on a protruding piece of wire on the fence. Mr Passalick, who lived in Inkerman street, Maryborough, leaves a large family.
The body of Robert Passalick (61), a contractor, of Inkerman Street, Maryborough (Victoria), was found by two boys. The deceased climbing through a fence when a double-barrelled breech loading gun, which he was carrying caught in a piece of protruding wire and exploded.
Robert Passalick, aged 61 years, was killed instantly when a gun which he was carrying exploded as he was climbing through a fence. The police spent several hours in establishing the identity of Mr Passalick, who was a contractor living in Inkerman Street, Maryborough.