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The Sydney Morning Herald. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1897.

16 October 1897, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), page 8

…Curious to know William’s story, I did a little investigating. If you are related to the McClelland family then I hope this helps to fill in any gaps and to remember William.  A quick google search brought up the McClelland family on Rootsweb but surprisingly few results on Trove .  Buried deep in The Sydney Morning Herald of October 16, 1897 is a brief mention:   Mr Edmund Fosbery, Inspector-General of Police yesterday despatched two Water Police men to Kiama to assist in the search for the bodies of the two victims of the recent drowning fatality.…

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28 October 1897, The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser (NSW : 1863 - 1947), page 3

…Puzzled, I checked the  NSW Registry of Birth, Deaths and Marriage  indexes which showed William O. McClelland died at Kiama in 1897, and his parents were William and Mary J. McClelland.  Another Trove search using name variations on McClelland including McLelland and ‘The Kiama Independent’ newspaper, provided two more articles. It’s a pity the name was misspelt but the Kiama Independent and Shoalhaven Advertiser of 28th October, 1897 ran a classified notice as follows:…

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12 October 1897, The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931), page 5

…Earlier,  The Advertiser from South Australia reported the details on 12th October, 1897:  NEW SOUTH WALES. KIAMA BOATING FATALITY. ACTS OF BRAVERY.…

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The Brisbane Courier. MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1897.

11 October 1897, The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), page 4

…Often the text on Trove is misspelt as it is scanned digitally and corrected by users, including myself. By searching for Perry I found a very brief mention in the Brisbane Courier  of 11 October, 1897 which gives a little more information. Now if you search you should find it much more easily. It’s rather like solving a jigsaw piece by piece.…