Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Violet Amy Preston, wife of the licensee of the Moreland Hotel, Brunswick (Vic.), died suddenly. She was working in the bar during the morning. Later she retired to a private parlor, where she fell asleep on the couch. In the afternoon she was still on the couch, and was found to be dead. She was under medical treatment about a month ago. The body was removed to the morgue, where an inquest will be held.
–Geelong Advertiser (Vic) Monday 18 June 1906.
SUDDEN DEATH UNDER SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES
Amy Preston, aged 36, wife of the licensee of the Moreland Hotel, died suddenly on Saturday. At the inquest today the coroner ordered a full analysis of the internal organs. The doctor said the cause was heart failure, but there was a possibility of chloral poisoning.
– Kerang New Times (Vic) Tuesday 19 June 1906