Claremont – tuberculosis

State Records Archive
Consignment: 652
Item: 1909/0022
Title: Claremont – Native Affairs

Keywords: Wyndham, Claremont

[Memo]
From: Aborigines Dept
To: Officer in Charge, Police Dept, Perth
Jan 4th, 1909
The Police at Claremont report that a native living in the bush is in a very weak state, suffering from some lung trouble. he is receiving some attention but there is no doubt he could be sent to the hospital. In the event of our deciding on this step, in the morning could we obtain the use of your cart to bring the native in? The constable at Claremont states that he is too weak to come in by rail.
E W Pechell

[Memo appended to the above]
The cart would be available if requested by tomorrow morning.
Kelly

[Memo]
From: Aborigines Dept
To: Officer in Charge, Police Dept, Perth
Jan 6th, 1909
Many thanks – Please start off cart at 9am tomorrow. I have made arrangements with the Police at Claremont
E W Pechell
RMO [Resident Medical Officer] at Perth Hospital informed to expect native
Native’s name is Wyndham – supplied with a blanket & a little lunch pack

[Memo]
Aborigines Dept
The native Wyndham arrived at hospital early afternoon of 9th in a very weak state. I visited him then – the man seems to be in the late stage of consumption.
EWP
9.1.09

[Memo]
Aborigines Dept
The native Wyndham died during the night of 10th inst in hospital. Relatives and friends at Claremont informed.
EWP
11.109

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