Little John Henry Bugg

VivitarOn 23 October 1924, an unspeakable tragedy occurred at Lock 2. Ten year old John Henry Bugg, whose mother had died when he was seven, was visiting his uncle Leonard John Welsh at the lock camp. In the unfamiliar environment of the river, the small boy had fallen into the river and drowned. The resident engineer lodged an official report on the incident and stated that due to the isolation of the locality, he had arranged for a coffin to be made so that the body could be sent to Adelaide.