148. Edwin A Perram
Mr. and Mrs. ALFRED PERRAM and FAMILY sincerely desire to THANK those gentlemen who so nobly tried to. save our dear little boy, Teddy, who was drowned on Sunday last at Alexandria; also friends, relatives, and school children for kind expressions of sympathy.
Source: The SMH 3 Mar 1917
47. Edwin James Perram
Lived at 39 Glenn Road Arncliffe
Alfred E Odlum
Lived at Lakemba
DROWNED IN THE HARBOUR.
The circumstances connected with the death of John Ogier, whose body was found floating in water at Kerosene Bay on Wednesday, formed the subject of an inquiry before the City Coroner yesterday. The evidence showed that deceased, who was 31 years of age, was employed as a deckhand on the steamer Halcyon, running between Sydney and Parramatta River. Shortly after 9 a.m. on the 13th instant he was noticed by the engineer cleaning the windows on the starboard side of the vessel. On arrival at Long Nose Point Wharf, however, he could not be found. The Water Police were communicated with, and dragging operations were carried out, but nothing was seen of the body until it was recovered on Wednesday. The Coroner entered a finding of accidental death.
Source: The SMH 24 Jan 1902
The River Tragedy.
Devoured by Sharks.
At about half-past 5 o'clock on Wednesday evening, the Water Police recovered the body of John Ogier, 31, who fell overboard from the Parramatta River steamer Halcyon on the morning of the 15th instant. Ogier was not seen to fall overboard, but was on the vessel when she left Sydney, and was missed at Longnose Point. The body was found in Kerosene Bay. Ogier was a married man, and resided at Short-street, Hunter's Hill. The ribs, breast-bone, head, limbs and contents of the trunk were missing, the back, spine, and pelvis being all that remained of a man. It is surmised by others who were employed on the boat that the man slipped or overbalanced, and that he was attacked and devoured by sharks. The water police state that Port Jackson and the Parramatta River are swarming with sharks, and that the waters are full of gigantic and frightful monsters.
Source: The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate 25 Jan 1902
Something Like a Benefit.
A balance-sheet has just been issued by the organisers of the excursion in aid of the widow and child of the late John Ogier, who was lost overboard from the steamer Halcyon on the Parramatta River. The benefit was an extraordinary success. Three thousand and eighty six tickets were sold, realising £154 6s 0d, and £7 15s cash was taken on the wharves. Total, £162 1s 0d. The expenses only amounted to £10 8s, leaving a balance of £151 13s for the bereaved.
Source: The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate 8 Mar 1902