Another Clare history lesson

A file photo of the now Clare National Trust Museum.
A file photo of the now Clare National Trust Museum.

Our Clare National Trust museum served as a Casualty Hospital from 1878 until the present Clare Hospital was opened in 1924.

Many deaths occurred in there, one being Ellen Peggett who died of cirrhosis of the liver in 1890.

She was ONLY 15 years old and described as an orphan, no friends, formerly of the Adelaide Destitute Asylum.

Then there was James Naulty, a 20 year old labourer of Armagh, who was run over by the 8.20 train leaving Jamestown on 28 July 1897.

Phillipa Videll, housekeeper of Martindale Hall, died of acute peritonitis in 1883 aged 34 years.

She lived with her husband and young son in Mintaro and is buried in the Mintaro cemetery.

- Val Tilbrook.

You can read all about Clare's history each fortnight in Northern Argus, thanks to Val Tilbrook.