Tumut Tragedy, Chinese Arrested at Tumut

Goulburn Evening Penny Post

6 August 1935

Tuesday: Cletus Halloran, 19, the son Edward Halloran, of Tumut Plains died in the Tumut Hospital at 10 o'clock last night, where he had been admitted about five hours earlier suffering from shot wounds.

He was conscious before his death, and told police that he went to the hut of a Chinese at 5.30 pm on Sunday carrying a pea rifle.

His object in going to the hut was to obtain something with which to clean his rifle.

He pushed open the door and entered without knocking, still carrying the rifle.

Shortly afterwards two shots were fired, one inflicting terrible wounds to his left leg.  

Later the police arrested Charlie Gow, a Chinese farmer, at Tumut Plains, who was formally charged.