On this day ………… 15th March 1881

A sad accident happened on this day in 1881, at the A 1 Perthshire Company’s claim, Stawell, Victoria to a tributor named John Bevan. Bevan was working at the face of the reef, 12 feet thick, getting away stone from the headwall. For this purpose two shots were placed, which, were fired simultaneously. Bevan went back to see the effect to soon, and a cake of mullock fell down. He stepped back to get out of the way, tripped over a piece of mullock, and broke his back. Bevan was a young man, and had only been married a week.