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I am not one for non BUT THIS WAS AN INTERESTING but this was an interesting Set in 1860s Sydney it around the work of Coroner Henry Shiell and the numerous ways that people within the colony died Really interesting book I enjoyed reading about the trials and tribulations of colonial Australia It was a wonder anyone survived I added Murder Misadventure and Miserable Ends to my reading list for NonficNov but it only became available at my library this week The subjects crime Australian colonial history and social history are intriguing on their own in combination I find them near irresistible Catie Gilchrist draws extensively on the records of Henry Shiell who was the Sydney City Coroner the records of Henry Shiell who was the Sydney City Coroner 1866 to 1889 to provide uniue insight into the lives and deaths of Sydney residents in the 19th century During his career Shie. Murder manslaughter suicide mishap the very public business of determining death in colonial SydneyMurder in colonial Sydney was a surprisingly rare occurrence so when it did happen it caused a great sensation People flocked to the scene of the crime to the coroner's court and to the criminal courts to catch a glimpse of the accusedMost of us today rarely see a dead body In nineteenth century Sydney when health was precarious and workplaces and the busy city streets were often dangerous witnessi. Infantcide Women suffered violence at the hands of their partners and strangers though less often than they died in childbirth or in a desperate attempt to end an unwanted pregnancyGilchrist strangers though less
OFTEN THAN THEY DIED IN CHILDBIRTH OR IN A than they died in childbirth or in a attempt to end an unwanted pregnancyGilchrist the cases in fairly comprehensive detail complemented by information gleaned from other sources and Gilchrist s own commentary While I think a casual reader might find it a little dense anyone with interest in the period will be enthralledI found Murder Misadventure and Miserable Ends to be absolutely fascinating reading Henry Shiell was the coroner for metropolitan Sydney between July 1866 and January 1889 This book is about the inuests that were held during his long career In her preface to this book Catie Gilchrist writes that Australian historians have not used coroners inuests in a detailed or systematic manne. SaferCatie Gilchrist explores the nineteenth century city as a precarious place of bustling streets and rowdy hotels harbourside wharves and dangerous industries With few safety regulations the colourful city was also a place of freuent inuests silent morgues and solemn graveyards This is the story of life and death in colonial SydneyPRAISE'Catie Gilchrist draws back the veil on death in nineteenth century Sydney to reveal life ordinary tragic and hopeful' David Hunt author of Girt and True Girt.
Read & Download Murder Misadventure and Miserable EndsLl presided over roughly 200 inuests a year mandated to investigate sudden unexpected or suspicious deathsSurprisingly murder was rare in colonial Sydney but when it occurred it caused investigate sudden unexpected or suspicious deathsSurprisingly murder was rare in colonial Sydney but when it occurred it caused sensation amongst the populace reported upon excitedly by the newspapers often with little regard for facts Jurors were paraded by the remains of the victims before listening to witnesses and experts and then as directed by the coroner rendering a verdict as to cause of deathDeath most often occurred due to misadventure as a result of hazardous workplaces
Household Accidents Crowded Streets And Unregulated Poisons Amongst Other Thingsaccidents crowded streets and unregulated poisons amongst other things and opiates were often contributory factorsInfants and young children were particularly vulnerable to not only accidents but also illness and disease and tragically were too often victims of. Ng a death was rather common And any death that was sudden or suspicious would be investigated by the coronerHenry Shiell was the Sydney City Coroner from 1866 to 1889 In the course of his unusually long career he delved into the lives loves crimes homes and workplaces of colonial Sydneysiders He learnt of envies infidelities passions and loyalties and just how short sad and violent some lives were But his court was also at times instrumental in calling for new laws and regulations to make life. .