Log Canoe Swamped, Wagga

The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser

29 January 1848

The Murrumbidgee.

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.