WHILE serving in his bar at the Prince of Wales Hotel, Blackall (Queensland) on Monday morning, a keg of beer exploded portion of which struck the proprietor, Mr. Wally Rutherford necessitating his immediate removal to hospital, where he died later. He had been licensee of the Prince of Wales Hotel for 11 years, was a registered bookmaker and patron of the Colts Football Club.The funeral was largely attended,and Rev. Cowen conducted the service. Deceased leaves a wife,son and daughter.
– The Longreach Leader (Qld.) Friday 4 March 1949
If you would like to support my work, you can leave a small tip here of $2, or several small tips, just increase the amount as you like. Your generous patronage of my work and research, however small it appears to you, will greatly help me with my continuing costs.
Categories: Queensland hotels