Sacred to the Memory of
Dorothy Isabel Hanney
Died 16th Feb. 1919
Aged 1 Year & 10 Months
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
Buried: Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery
Location: Kooringal Road, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650
'A sad fatality occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hanney, Morgan street, Wagga, on Sunday morning, their youngest child, Dorothy Isabel, aged one year and ten months, being found dead in the bath about quarter to ten o'clock. Alongside the body in the bath was a small wheel of a perambulator. It is surmised the child had thrown this into the bath and in her efforts to regain it had over balanced herself, and had been suffocated in the water, which was only a few inches deep, before she could struggle to an upright position.'
This terrible accident was also reported in the Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 - 1954), Saturday 22 February 1919, page 2
CHILD DROWNED IN BATH. :
SAD DOMESTIC TRAGEDY.
'Dorothy Hanney, daughter of J. A. Hanney, first assistant at Wagga district school, and formerly of Taree, lost her life under sad circumstances. It appears the mother and the child were in the bathroom, and the latter was playing with a bicycle wheel. The mother went about her household duties, but noticing the silence of the child she returned to the bathroom, and found her daughter dead in the bath, in which there was only 3 inches of water. Efforts at resuscitation proved unavailing. The child had a small mark on tho forehead, and had apparently fallen into the bath head first.'