On this day …….. 26th of January 1905

At the inquest was held on this day in 1905, on the body of John Thomas Brooks, a boy who was drowned in the Yarra river at Abbotsford, the evidence showed that the deceased and other boys were robbing pear trees in the Convent grounds. Some of the boys arranged to pretend that people were coming. This caused the deceased to run, and he slipped and fell into the river. As he could not swim he was drowned. A verdict of accidental death was returned.