Log Canoe Swamped, Wagga
The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser
29 January 1848
A short time since, two men, named Cassels and Deadman, accompanied by Cassels' wife and a child, and a third man whose name I have not heard, had been across the Murrumbidgee to a public-house at "Wagga Wagga," to obtain spirits, and in returning in a log canoe, the canoe swamped, and Cassels and Deadman were drowned.
The poor woman saved herself by her own exertions, and the child was rescued from a watery grave by the third man, who had been pulling the canoe, and was a good swimmer.