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151 THE MELBOURNE AGE Monday 26th January 1880

On Saturday afternoon William Fordham, between 12 and 13 years of age, accompanied by his uncle Mr Patrick Meaney was bathing in the Brighton Baths. Mr Meaney went out, telling his nephew to follow, but finding he did not do so his uncle left his dressing room to call him, but he had disappeared.
An alarm was given and search made, drags being procured, but the body was not recovered on Saturday. The boy when last seen was standing at the foot of the steps in about 2 feet of water. The waves were running in very strong on the beach, and it is supposed he was caught by the back waves and carried against the piles and there jammed. Among others Mr Welgall attempted several times to recover the body, but although a good swimmer and a powerful man he was obliged to relinquish the attempt.
Efforts to recover the body were renewed on Sunday without success, and one man was nearly drowned while so engaged, being dashed with such violence against the piles so as to cut his chest severely. He was pulled out just as he was sinking a third time. 
Fordham, William John (I102)
 
152 The surname was changed to Ritte in 1918. Rittenberg, Joseph (I36)
 
153 The surname was changed to Ritte in 1919. Rittenberg, Eugenie (I41)
 
154 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F135
 
155 To Locate Nazarina & William Fordham Graves at Box Hill Cemetery ,Walk up to the top of Columbo walk 1st, then its the 10th path,and its the 14th grave on the left.

Death Certificate Reference 7624 - Grave Book Number 768 Box Hill Cemetery

 
Richardson, Nazarina (I92)
 
156 To Republic of South Africa after marriage Family F136
 
157 Tragically Rachael and her two young daughters Esther and Deborah Rittenberg all died in 1869 from "phthisis pulm", i.e. pulmonary consumption.

Rachael died sometime between 2nd June 1869, when her son Oscar was born and 24th July when Oscar's birth was recorded, as she is listed as "Deceased" on his birth certificate.  
Poliziner, Rachael (I32)
 
158 URL
http://www.naa.gov.au/ 
Repository Source: (REPO4)
 
159 Variously spelt on documents: Pierce, Place. Place, Mary Ann Pierce (I78)
 
160 Vera was a teacher in a Dance Studio, in which she was a partner. She later suffered with MS. Rittenberg, Vera (I363)
 
161 Was Synagogue choirmaster and Professer at Trinity College of Music Wasserzug, Israel (I604)
 
162 Werner travelled to England alone, from Germany. He joined the "Pioneer Army" and changed his name to Robert Parker at that time.
After peace was declared he returned to Germany to find his family, however none had survived. He grieved for them for the rest of his life and did not recover emotionally from the shock of losing his parents. 
Cohn, Werner Emanuel (I441)
 
163 William was a Music Master and Synagogue Choirmaster Wasserzug, William (I590)
 
164 Woolbroker Stephen, George Alexander (I1033)
 

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