Dight’s Falls Suicide

Argus, 4 July 1876

POLICE.

At the Fitzroy Police Court on Monday a wretched-looking woman named Anne Brown was charged with attempting to commit suicide. A man named William George stated that on Sunday afternoon he saw the prisoner walk into the River Yarra near Dight’s Falls. She waded as far into the water as she could for the mud, and then threw herself or fell on her face. He waded in and brought her on shore. The husband of the prisoner said she had lately taken to drink, and that when she committed the offence she did not know what she was doing. He asked the Bench to let her off, as she had nine children at home.

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