Citizen's stories

Trish Ryan on her great grandmother’s brother - Alfred John Malenoir

Alfred Malenoir was born on April 18th 1852 in Adelaide, to Henry Malenoir and Hannah Lewis.
The family moved to Port Augusta around 1861. I don’t know from where he ran his butchering business, but have included the two records of his death from the newspapers - which speak of a severe heatwave at the time.

EXCESSIVE HEAT IN THE NORTH.
FIVE DEATHS REPORTED.
Farina, January 20th.
Since the beginning of the New Year the heat has been unbearable. Everyone stood it well for a time, but such a continuation is now telling a sad tale.
On Monday William Rowe, an old miner, was found dead on the Mount North-West run, and on Wednesday Alfred Malenoir, a butcher, was discovered dead alongside his cart. He was driving to the slaughteryard when he died. On Thursday the death of James Currie, a railway packer, was reported at Wirrawilla. On Eriday William Duncan, a barman at the Exchange Hotel, and Harry Johnson, ostler at the Transcontinental Hotel, died. The latter was working a few minutes before death. Several residents are now ill owing to the excessive heat. At the present time a strong south wind is blowing, but it is still hot.

Alfred Malenoir was born on April 18th 1852 in Adelaide, to Henry Malenoir and Hannah Lewis.
The family moved to Port Augusta around 1861. I don’t know from where he ran his butchering business, but have included the two records of his death from the newspapers - which speak of a severe heatwave at the time.

EXCESSIVE HEAT IN THE NORTH - FIVE DEATHS REPORTED.
Farina, January 20th.
Since the beginning of the New Year the heat has been unbearable. Everyone stood it well for a time, but such a continuation is now telling a sad tale.
On Monday William Rowe, an old miner, was found dead on the Mount North-West run, and on Wednesday Alfred Malenoir, a butcher, was discovered dead alongside his cart. He was driving to the slaughteryard when he died. On Thursday the death of James Currie, a railway packer, was reported at Wirrawilla. On Eriday William Duncan, a barman at the Exchange Hotel, and Harry Johnson, ostler at the Transcontinental Hotel, died. The latter was working a few minutes before death. Several residents are now ill owing to the excessive heat. At the present time a strong south wind is blowing, but it is still hot.