1. List: Level Crossing WA Maddington
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    Accidents, etc., at the Maddington, WA, Level Crossing(s):
    Dates are date of publishing, not necessarily date of accident.
    Separate newspapers may report same incident.
    Road crosses double rail tracks.
    There appear to be more than one level crossings at Maddington.
    Albany Road; Stokely Road; Morley Street; and Maddington Road?

    1914-11-07 Morley-st pedestrian crossing proposed L31.
    1920-05-07 Albany Road. Collision with horse-drawn "turnout"; 3 killed; 2 injured. Darkness.
    1920-05-14 (05-08) Collision; Thornton Family. "The Week", Brisbane. Dark.
    1920-05-20 Collision with horse and cart; 3 killed
    1920-05-27 Coroner's inquiry.
    1920-05-28 Coroner's Jury recommended more adequate protection.
    1921-04-25 Near miss; both car and train stopped.
    1922-02-02 Lucky escape. Horse killed.
    1926-10-10 Lucky escape. Man injured. Horse killed. Crossing in middle of rail S-bends.
    1928-02-20 Near miss swerve and overturn, 4 injured.
    1928-02-20 Near miss. 4 brothers injured. Car overturns.
    1928-05-01 (04-10) Trailing Horse knocked. Fine. Second train. Quarter mile Rule.
    1928-12-05 Narrow escape. Motor truck. Charged at City Court.
    1928-12-06 Near miss. Fine.
    1929-04-22 Lucky escape.
    1929-06-02 (04-21) Court case. Quarter mile rule.
    1929-08-29 (08-28) Motorcyclist collision.
    1929-09-05 Coroner inquiry. Particular danger.
    1932-02-08 Signs Painted on Roadway (Diagram)
    * Are these painted signs visible when the roadway is covered with rain or snow?
    1932-04-30 (04-29) Collision with car. 3 men killed. Nighttime & fog.
    1932-07-14 (07-13) Collision with car ; 2 killed
    1932-07-17 Picture.
    1936-02-01 Collision with car; 3 woman killed.
    1936-02-12 Outrage. Worst unprotected crossing. Warning signs painted on road. Whistling for 200 yards.
    1936-02-05 Suggestion : Archway and neon sign on road.
    1936-03-09 (01-30) Inquest; 3 killed. Whistled. Car driver unaware.
    1936-09-19 Flashing light system; beware second train.
    1939-03-17 Signals Flashlight (done 1936-37)
    1947-03-14 (03-13) Collision with second train. Truck wrecked.
    1947-06-14 (05-29) Manslaughter charge for driver of collision car.
    1947-06-16 (05-29) Farmer Nixon killed in collision.
    1947-06-14 (05-20) Charge of unlawful killing.
    1947-06-16 (05-29) Arrest of driver charged with unlawful killing.
    1947-07-02 While overtaking truck, car driver failed to see flashing lights. 1 killed.
    1947-07-22 (05-29) Charge dropped due to insufficient evidence.
    1947-09-23 (05-29) Driver of fatal car collision fined £15 with £2/9/ costs.
    1949-11-02 (09-04) Fine of £5, with 4/ costs for crossed with train within quarter mile.
    1951-07-05 (07-04) Collision with car. 2 injured.
    1951-09-28 Collision. Whistle and lights working. Fine £5.
    1952-02-10 (02-10) Utility collision. 1 injured.
    1952-02-11 Collision with Utility. One injured.
    1952-02-21 Flashing Light Signals ordered for Armadale and 4 others.
    1953-11-05 Maddington Road Flashing Lights installed.
    1953-11-05 Maddington-rd. 40th Flashing light crossing.
    1954-03-14 Collision, Maddington Road, 1 injured.
    1954-03-18 Collision a few months after warning lights installed. Stoker injured.
    1954-10-26 Cyclist jumped off bike in time to safety.

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  1. Missed Train and Overturned.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Tuesday 21 February 1928 p 15 Article
    Abstract: PERTH, Monday.--Swerving to avoid collision with a train at a level crossing near Maddington, a motor car overturned in the bush. Four brothers--J., ... 52 words
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    1928-02-20 Near miss swerve and overturn, 4 injured.

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  2. TRAIN AND CAR Two Persons Killed PERTH, Thursday.
    Glen Innes Examiner (NSW : 1908 - 1954) Thursday 14 July 1932 p 1 Article
    Abstract: When a railway train bound from Perth to Armadale crashed into a motor car at Maddington level crossing yesterday, two persons were 56 words
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  3. Accidents and Offences THREE PERSONS KILLED BY TRAIN.
    Daily Mercury (Mackay, Qld. : 1906 - 1954) Thursday 13 May 1920 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Three lives were sacrificed last week in a railway level crossing accident which occurred at Maddington (W.A) whenthe perth down 88 words
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    1920-05-20 Collision with horse and cart; 3 killed

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    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Saturday 8 February 1936 p 17 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: A diagram of the signs which are being painted on the roadway near the railway crossing at Maddington. 36 words
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    1932-02-08 Signs Painted (Diagram)

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  5. Flash Lights For Armadale Crossing
    South Western Advertiser (Perth, WA : 1910 - 1954) Thursday 21 February 1952 p 8 Article
    Abstract: At a recent meeting of the Local Government Assn. it was reported that some material is now available and other has been ordered for further flashlig ... 99 words
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    1952-02-21 Flashing Light Signals ordered for Armadale and 4 others.

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  6. FATAL COLLISION Train arid Car PERTH, Thursday.
    Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW : 1890 - 1954) Thursday 14 July 1932 p 1 Article
    Abstract: When a railway train bound from Perth to Armadale crashed into a motor car at Maddington level crossing yesterday, two 57 words
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    1932-07-14 Collision with car ; 2 killed

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  7. LABOR and TRANSPORT
    Westralian Worker (Perth, WA : 1900 - 1951) Friday 17 March 1939 p 4 Article
    Abstract: During the term of the last anti-Labor Government from 1930 to 1933, there was daily increasing evidence of the injury being done by unfair road tran ... 2513 words
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  8. Police Search For Body Ends Happily
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Tuesday 26 October 1954 p 4 Article
    Abstract: The police and an ambulance driver spent some time searching for a body near a railway crossing last night before they 140 words
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    1954-10-26 Cyclist jumped off bike in time to safety.

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  9. Warning Lights At Maddington
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Thursday 5 November 1953 p 16 Article
    Abstract: Flashing warning-light signals would be in use from tomorrow at the railway level crossing on Maddington-road, Maddington, 41 words
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    1953-11-05 Maddington-rd. 40th Flashing light crossing.

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  10. Warning Lights At Maddington
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Thursday 5 November 1953 p 17 Article
    Abstract: Flashing warning-light signals would be in use from tomorrow at the railway level crossing on Maddington-road, Maddington, 41 words
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    1953-11-05 Maddington Road Flashing Lights installed.

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  11. GOSNELLS ROADS BOARD.
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Saturday 7 November 1914 p 5 Article
    Abstract: At the ordinary meeting of the Gosnell's Roads Board, held at Maddington on the 27th ult., the chair was taken by Mr. R. M. L. Dickie, in the unavoid ... 319 words
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    1914-11-07 Morley-st pedestrian crossing proposed L31.

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  12. THREE LIVES LOST LEVEL GROSSING TRAGEDY CONDITION OF THE SURVIVORS.
    The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) Friday 7 May 1920 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Three lives were sacriliced last night in a railway level-crossing accident at Maddington, when a Perth-bound train crashed into a horse and cart 646 words
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    1920-05-07 Albany Road. Collision with horse-drawn "turnout"; 3 killed; 2 injured. Darkness.

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  13. LEVEL CROSSING TRAGEDY THE MADDINGTON DISASTER INQUEST CONTINUED.
    The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) Thursday 27 May 1920 p 6 Article
    Abstract: This afternoon the Acting Coroner (Mr. E. R. Berry, J.P.), and a jury, resumed the inquiry into the circumstances attending the deaths of Mrs. 361 words
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    1920-05-27 Coroner's inquiry.

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  14. LEVEL CROSSING TRAGEDY THE MADDINGTON DISASTER A JURY'S RIDER. CROSSINGS SHOULD BE PROTECTED.
    The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) Friday 28 May 1920 p 1 Article
    Abstract: Further evidence, was given yesterday after our edition went to press in the inquiry into the circumstances attending the deaths of Mars. Annie 843 words
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    1920-05-28 Coroner's Jury recommended more adequate protection.

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  15. AT SYDNEY. UNION JACK SLIGHTED NOT FLOWN FROM TOWN HALL. DIGGERS TEACH MAYOR A LESSON. THEY HOIST THE FLAG THEMSELVES. SYDNEY, Monday.
    The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) Monday 25 April 1921 p 6 Article
    Abstract: The Anzac memorial services at Town Hall today was densely crowded. A battalion of unemployed under Joe Warner invaded the hall and 401 words
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    1921-04-25 Near miss; both car and train stopped.

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  16. LEVEL CROSSING CRASH. CHILDREN'S MIRACULOUS ESCAPE.
    Zeehan and Dundas Herald (Tas. : 1890 - 1922) Thursday 2 February 1922 p 2 Article
    Abstract: Perth, Wednesday.—Five school children were driving home from school across the railway line at Maddington yesterday afternoon, when a train 55 words
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    1922-02-02 Lucky escape. Horse killed.

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  17. To the Editor.
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Wednesday 5 February 1936 p 19 Article
    Abstract: Sir,—It seems to me that an archway over the Maddington crossing would be a good idea. During the day it could show the word "Danger" in big red 76 words
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    1936-02-05 Suggestion : Archway and neon sign on road.

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  18. CROSSING SMASH TRAIN RUNS DOWN VEHICLE DRIVER'S REMARKABLE ESCAPE
    The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) Friday 10 December 1926 p 1 Article
    Abstract: George Roberts, a married mail, residing in the district, had a miraculous escape from death when a cart in which he was riding was run down by a tra ... 427 words
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    1926-10-10 Lucky escape. Man injured. Horse killed. Crossing in middle of rail S-bends.

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  19. WEEK-END ACCIDENTS CAR OVERTURNS. Four Brothers Injured.
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Monday 20 February 1928 p 7 Article
    Abstract: When a car overturned at a level crossing near Maddington yesterday evening four brothers, residents of West Murray, were injured. They were:- 170 words
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    1928-02-20 Near miss. 4 brothers injured. Car overturns.

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  20. LEVEL CROSSING MISHAP Police Court Sequel
    The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) Tuesday 1 May 1928 p 7 Article
    Abstract: On April 10, at a Maddington level crossing, the Armadale-Perth train struck a horse trailing behind another horse and dray, which was driven by 268 words
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    1928-05-01 (04-10) Trailing Horse knocked. Fine. Second train. Quarter mile Rule.

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  21. DANGEROUS PRACTICE Railway Prosecutions
    The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) Wednesday 5 December 1928 p 7 Article
    Abstract: Clarence A. Wright had a narrow escape when he drove his motor truck across the railway liuc between Gosnells and Maddington on October 24. An 166 words
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    1928-12-05 Narrow escape. Motor truck. Charged at City Court.

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  22. POLICE COURTS. PERTH. (Wednesday.—Before Mr. A. B. Kidson, Acting P.M.) | (Wednesday.—Before Messrs. F. Hollis and A. McLeod, J's.P.)
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Thursday 6 December 1928 p 14 Article
    Abstract: Fined for Stealing.—George Kavocevic (38), labourer, was fines £7 on a charge of having stolen a sprit level, a hand saw and a hammer, the property o ... 561 words
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    1928-12-06 Near miss. Fine.

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  23. SENSATIONAL COLLISION TRAIN WRECKS ROTOR CAR CROSSING NEAR MADDINGTON OCCUPANTS' LUCKY ESCAPE. Perth, April 21.
    Kalgoorlie Miner (WA : 1895 - 1954) Monday 22 April 1929 p 4 Article
    Abstract: A sensational collision between a motor car, carrying six persons, and a railway train, occurred on the Albany-road, near Maddington to-day. 201 words
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    1929-04-22 Lucky escape.

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  24. LEVEL CROSSING SMASH Motorist Appears in the City Court. —An Unusual Case
    Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 - 1954) Sunday 2 June 1929 p 2 Article
    Abstract: An interesting casi in the City Police Court last week was that in which the Railways department preferred a charge against a motorist of having 283 words
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    1929-06-02 (04-21) Court case. Quarter mile rule.

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  25. CASULTIES COLLISION ON LEVEL CROSSING Young Man's Skull Fractured
    Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 - 1954) Sunday 18 August 1929 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Early yesterday evening a motor cyclist, Richard Rogers (19), of Vernastreet, Gosnells, collided with a railway engine on the level crossing at 203 words
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    1929-08-29 (08-28) Motorcyclist collision.

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  26. MADDINGTON CROSSING "Exceptionally Dangerous" MOTOR CYCLIST KILLED
    The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) Thursday 5 September 1929 p 1 Article
    Abstract: For some years past the crossing of the Albany-road and the South-Western Railway line between Gosnells and Maddington, has been regarded as one 765 words
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    1929-09-05 Coroner inquiry. Particular danger.

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  27. CARE OF CENTENARIAN Public Meeting Convened MELBOURNE, Saturday.
    Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 - 1954) Sunday 17 July 1932 p 1 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: A public meeting has been convened for July 24 by the shire president of Traralgon to form a committee to care for the future welfare of Mrs. Scarffe ... 106 words
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    1932-07-17 Picture.

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  28. LEVEL CROSSING SMASH. PERTH, May 8.
    The Week (Brisbane, Qld. : 1876 - 1934) Friday 14 May 1920 p 10 Article
    Abstract: Three lives were sacrificed on Thursday night in a railway level crossing accident at Madington, when a Perth bound train crashed into a horse and 190 words
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    1920-05-14 (05-08) Collision; Thornton Family. "The Week", Brisbane. Dark

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  29. IN OTHER CITIES Perth Gossip PERTH, February 11.
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954) Wednesday 12 February 1936 p 21 Article
    Abstract: The election campaign is drawing quietly to its close. For the past week candidates of all parties have been harping vainer monotonously on the 620 words
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    1936-02-12 Outrage. Worst unprotected crossing. Warning signs painted on road. Whistlinf for 200 yards.

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  30. TO-DAY'S NEWS
    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Saturday 1 February 1936 p 1 Article
    Abstract: Replying to representations, the Premier (Mr. B. S. B. Stevens) stated that reductions of freight on coal would negative efforts to place the railway ... 1069 words
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    1936-02-01 Collision with car; 3 woman killed.

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  31. THREE MEN KILLED. CAR STRIKES ENGINE. SHOCKING MISHAP NEAE PERTH.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 30 April 1932 p 20 Article
    Abstract: PERTH, Friday.—A collision between a motor-car and an engine at a level crossing between Gosnells and Madington, on the Albany road, near Perth, shor ... 393 words
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    1932-04-30 (04-29) Collision with car. 3 men killed. Nightime & fog.

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  32. MADDINGTON GROSSING SMASH EVIDENCE AT INQUEST. Perth, March 6.
    Kalgoorlie Miner (WA : 1895 - 1954) Monday 9 March 1936 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Evidence that both the train and the car were travelling at about 30 miles an hour, and that neither appeared to slow up before the smash, 367 words
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    1936-03-09 (01-30) Inquest; 3 killed. Whistled. Car driver unaware.

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  33. CROSSING SIGNALS. RED LIGHTS AT MADDINGTON Inspection by Railway Officials.
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Saturday 19 September 1936 p 14 Article
    Abstract: Warning signals installed at the Maddington level crossing—the scene of many fatal accidents in recent years—were officially inspected yesterday by t ... 315 words
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    1936-09-19 Flashing light system; beware second train.

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  34. Car Driver Did Not See Warning Lights
    The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) Wednesday 2 July 1947 p 9 Article
    Abstract: Concentrating on passing a truck at the Maddington level crossing he did not see or hear an approaching train 396 words
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    1947-07-02 While overtaking truck, car driver failed to see flashing lights. 1 killed.

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  35. Manslaughter Remand
    The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) Monday 16 June 1947 p 7 Article
    Abstract: Herne Hill farmer John Hector Davies (45) was remanded for eight days on a charge of manslaughter in Perth Police 125 words
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    1947-06-16 (05-20) Farmer Nixon killed in collision.

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  36. Manslaughter Charge After Train-Car Crash
    The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954) Saturday 14 June 1947 p 3 Article
    Abstract: PERTH.—John Hector Davies, 45, farmer, of Dalwallinu, was to-day charged with manslaughter as a sequel to a level crossing smash 72 words
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    1947-06-14 (05-29) Manslaughter charge for driver of collision car.

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  37. CROSSING SMASH Car Driver Fined For Negligence
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Tuesday 23 September 1947 p 14 Article
    Abstract: As a result of a smash at the Maddington level crossing on May 29 in which John Nixon (50), farmer, of Dalwallinu, lost his life, 223 words
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    1947-09-23 (05-29) Driver of fatal car collision fined £15 with £2/9/ costs.

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  38. CRASH INTO TRAIN Two Car Passengers Injured
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Thursday 5 July 1951 p 4 Article
    Abstract: An elderly married couple received concussion about 1.15 p.m. yesterday when a car in which they were travelling to 141 words
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    1951-07-05 (07-04) Collision with car. 2 injured.

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  39. Car Crashes Into Train On Crossing
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Friday 28 September 1951 p 11 Article
    Abstract: Pleading guilty to having attempted to drive a motor car across the Maddington railway level crossing when an 97 words
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    1951-09-28 Collision. Whistle and lights working. Fine £5.

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  40. Ute Driver Lives After Train Hit
    Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 - 1954) Sunday 10 February 1952 p 1 Article
    Abstract: A utility was hit by an Armadale train early today. It was carried 50 yards 84 words
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    1952-02-10 (02-10) Utility collision. 1 injured.

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  41. SMASH AT MADDINGTON CROSSING
    South Western Advertiser (Perth, WA : 1910 - 1954) Thursday 18 March 1954 p 2 Article
    Abstract: An elderly man, Mr, Prank Smoker (71). of Maddington Road, Maddington, was seriously injured last Saturday 96 words
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    1954-03-18 Collision a few months after warning lights installed. Stoker injured.

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  42. Utility Hit By Train On Crossing
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Monday 11 February 1952 p 8 Article
    Abstract: The driver of a utility truck which collided with a train at the Maddington railway crossing early yesterday morning 101 words
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    1952-02-11 Collision with Utility. One injured.

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  43. CROSSING SMASH. TRUCK DRIVER'S LUCKY ESCAPE. Vehicle Pushed 100 Yards.
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Friday 14 March 1947 p 12 Article
    Abstract: The driver of a heavily-laden truck had an extraordinary escape from serious injury when his vehicle was practically wrecked in a 293 words
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    1947-03-14 (03-13) Collision with second train. Truck wrecked.

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  44. LEVEL-CROSSING DANGER. The Red-light Warning.
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Monday 17 March 1947 p 13 Article
    Abstract: "The three drivers foolishly ignored a special and definite warning of danger," said a representative of the Railway Department on 256 words
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    1947-03-17 (03-13) Track circuit 440 yards long. Second Train.

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  45. FARMER IS CHARGED WITH UNLAWFUL KILLING IN MAY
    Mirror (Perth, WA : 1921 - 1956) Saturday 14 June 1947 p 2 Article
    Abstract: John Hector Davies (45), farmer, of Herne Hill, was charged early this afternoon with having unlawfully killed John Nixon at Maddington on May 29. Ch ... 177 words
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    1947-06-14 (05-20) Charge of unlawful killing.

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  46. CROSSING TRAGEDY Charge of Unlawful Killing
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Monday 16 June 1947 p 9 Article
    Abstract: Constables H. Nevin and A. Col- vin, of the Police Traffic Branch, arrested John Hector Davies (45), farmer, of Herne Hill, on Saturday 82 words
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    1947-06-16 (05-29) Arrest of driver charged with unlawful killing.

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  47. Police Drop Charge
    The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) Tuesday 22 July 1947 p 1 Article
    Abstract: The manslaughter charge against John Hector Davies, of Herne Hill, was withdrawn by Sergeant R. H. Hickson 153 words
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    1947-07-22 (05-29) Charge dropped due to insufficient evidence.

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  48. PERTH POLICE (Tuesday, before Mr. W. J. Wallwork, S.M.)
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Wednesday 2 November 1949 p 17 Article
    Abstract: REFUSAL TO LEAVE HOTEL: James Wallace Pearce (46), cleaner, of George-street. Scarborough, was fined £2, with 1/6 266 words
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    1949-11-02 (09-04) Fine of £5, with 4/ costs for crossed with train within quarter mile.

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