This Day in History: 1873-02-08

James Drummond Jnr. died from exhaustion and pneumonia after fighting a bushfire which threatened the family property ‘Hawthornden, north of Toodyay. He was buried on ‘Hawthornden.

Perth gazette, 14 Feb. 1873, p.2.
Inquirer, 12 Feb. 1873, p.3.
Rica Erickson. Old Toodyay and Newcastle. Toodyay Shire Council, 1974. p.227.
Rica Erickson & Robyn Taylor. Toodyay homesteads. Hesperian Press, 2006, pp. 87-88.