ON THIS DAY ……. 28th March 1945

A cow joined a family party in a rowing boat on the Bellinger River near Kempsey, New South Wales on this day in 1945. Two cows were shoving each other and one fell over the riverbank into the boat in which Mr Martin of Fernmount and two of his children were sitting. The boat did not capsize but Martin and one of the children fell out. The cow stayed in the boat with the other child, but was unsettled and soon fell overboard. When Martin had saved his child in the water, he went back to save his other in the half swamped boat. One of the cows horns cut martins upper lip and he required medical attention.