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June 2001

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Letter to the Editor

from Ralph Sanderson, Kambah, Australia

William 'Willie' Wimmera

I am conducting research in preparation for a book on ships named 'Wimmera'. As part of that research I have found a reference to an Australian aboriginal boy who was christened 'William Wimmera' at Reading in 1851. On Wednesday March lo, 1852, William 'Willie' Wimmera died from tuberculosis and peritonitis. He was buried in the London Road Cemetery and a headstone was erected over his grave. I doubt if many aboriginal people were living in Reading at the time and I am trying to find out more about him and the reasons why he lived in the town. Your help would be most appreciated.


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