Tasmanian Seafarers' Memorial

Thomas Connor (1867)

Thomas Connor plaqueThe plaque reads ...

Thomas Connor
20.04.1867, aged about 37 years
was accidentally drowned when knocked
overboard by fore boom while standing
amidships on deep sea fishing craft
"Matilda" while inside Maria Island
running for the Schoutens, East Coast
Sadly lost from sight


The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : Thursday 25 April 1867

ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED .-On Saturday afternoon Thomas Connor , aged about thirty-seven, one of the hands on board the Matilda, deep sea fishing craft, whilst standing amidships, the vessel then being inside Maria Island, running for the Schoutens, was struck by the fore boom and knocked overboard. A boat was instantly lowered, but the unfortunate man was not seen to rise after he fell from the craft.