Timaru Herald, 16th June 1899, Friday, Page 1
Friends are respectfully informed that the Funeral of the late Blackburn Catlow, will leave his late residence, Wilson Street, Sandietown, on SUNDAY, the 18th inst, at 2 p.m.
J. RADCLIFFE, Undertaker
Timaru Herald, 16th June 1899, Friday, Page 2
The body of Blackburn Catlow, who was washed off the main wharf into the harbour by a sea and drowned on 13th of May, was seen floating at the surface of the water near the end of the wharf, by some of the dredge hands in the dinner hour yesterday. No time was lost in securing the body, sending for the police, and making arrangements for the removal of the body ashore. Mr. Stumbles and some of the deceased’s late fellow employees, prepared a trolly and sheets of sacking. One of these was passed under the corpse, and it was thus carried up the wharf steps and placed on the trolly. It is needless to say that after the lapse of a month, the exposed parts of the body are a state unfit for description. The clothes are weighted with silt, and the common opinion expressed was that the body had been covered with shingle. Much satisfaction was expressed at its recovery. The body was taken to the Hospital morgue and an inquest will be held this morning. On searching the body £1 11s was found in the trouser pocket, and some papers in the coat pocket.