Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of James Griffith Perram


1. James Griffith Perram

Convicted at Surry of stealing a roll of carpet. Arrived on the Albion in 1826

5. William Perram

FATAL ACCIDENT -Cudgegong, May 6th -
On Thursday afternoon, the 2nd instant, an accident occurred which resulted in the death of a young man named William Perram, son of Mr James Perram, of Oakey Creek, near Cudgegong It appears Perram, with another man, were prospecting for gold near the station of Mr Thos Nevell, Crooked Corner They had sunk a shaft about ten feet, and opened a drive about eight feet The two men were in the drive, but Perram was the farthest in, when, without the slightest yarning, the earth fell from the roof of the drive, crushing Perram beneath it The other man narrowly escaped, he having also been struck on the shoulders with a portion of the falling ground Perram was got out as soon as possible, but only survived three quarters of an hour, his back being broken, and other internal injuries sustained It is to be hoped such accidents so frequently occurring will be a caution to diggers to pay more attention to securing the ground, especially where it is of a doubtful nature, as was the case in the above instance - Western Post May 10
Source: The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser 16 MayY 1872