HODGSON, John Blair (1824-1866)

Surname also written as Hodson. He was a labourer who drowned in the Yarra River. The inquest stated that on 20 October 1866 he apparently fell off a log while crossing the river at Yarra Flats due to some degree of intoxication. His burial was possibly the first at Yarra Flats cemetery.
Sources: Argus 26 Oct 1866 p. 5