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.

Sources:
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.