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A Man Killed In A Fight At Eltham

THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY 18, 1874

Thomas M’Donald, quarryman, living at Eltham, deposed that he was working on the same contract as the deceased, in making a road near the Kangaroo ground. At about half-past 6 o’clock on the evening of Friday, 13th inst., a fight took place between the deceased and William Cameron, the deceased having challenged Cameron to fight.

Photo is not of event & is used for illustration only.
Photo is not of event & is used for illustration only.

They fought several rounds, and in each round they fell, Cameron always falling uppermost. In the last round the deceased ran head first at Cameron; they closed, and Cameron fell upon deceased, who was unable to move, and complained of his back. The witness did not see that he fell against anything. It was a perfectly fair fight with fists only. Cameron was the strongest man, and Dennis was a little the worse for drink. Cameron seemed sober. They quarrelled about overloading the horses. The fight took place upon grass land. Dennis was a little doubled up when he fell the last time.

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