Julia Ellen Page died on 2 March 1854 at Ballarat after attending the inquest of her husband. Her inquest notes several times that she had been heavily drinking (spirits) in the preceding four months. It was the general opinion is that this greatly contributed to the cause of her death, possibly in conjunction with her grief over her husband’s death, although this is not clearly stated on the inquest - only inferred. Upon leaving her husband’s inquest she suffered a convulsive fit, fainting and frothing at the mouth. She was returned to her tent, but died later the same day. Her own inquest was held on 4 March 1854. She was survived by two children, a boy and a girl.
VPRS 24 Inquest Deposition Files
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