Mysterious death at the Federal
A POST mortem failed to reveal the cause of death of 48-year-old Henry Murphy, who was found in a bedroom at the Federal Hotel, Temora, NSW, in September 1948.
A broken drinking glass and a wrapper of a headache powder were found in his room.
The contents of Murphy’s stomach were sent to the Government Analyst, where it was determined Murphy may have suffered from heart trouble.
The Federal Hotel, built about 1912 in Hoskins Street, closed its doors in 1996 after a fire swept through the downstairs bar.
The pub later became a bed and breakfast.