I found this article and wondered what on earth was going on with this woman. One time could be an accident but to have been found with her head jammed in the same way sometime earlier makes me wonder about her state of mind. Once I read this one it wasn’t hard to find the other article along the same lines. Not sure that a fence is a method may people would take to end their life, and really, I don’t think it would be too reliable a method either. Mostly when newspapers stated that a fence was involved in the death of a person, a gun was also attending the scene. I know that you need to be careful when you pass through a fence with a gun but judging by the volume of articles regarding unexpectedly discharged guns, fences and dead farmers I wonder if anybody else knew?
In a semi-related story, a woman was found one night recently impaled on the spikes of a fence surrounding St Francis’ church in Melbourne. There were many comments in the media on the terribleness of the spikes and how such things shouldn’t be allowed. The bravery of the woman and how she handled the pain was also noted. What the??!!!
The fence wasn’t at ground level, she didn’t trip and fall on the spikes while on her way to help out at the local soup kitchen. The fence was there to keep people out and, I thought, did quite a good job. She was clearly trespassing, I mean if she had a key she wouldn’t have had to jump a high fence to get in. The thing that annoyed me the most was that they cut a section of the fence away to get her down and trundle her off to hospital. This church was first opened in October 1845, the fence is possibly of the same vintage so damaging it should be a crime itself! When I looked up information about this church I found that it has a claim to fame that most people will not know, it was the place where Ned Kelly’s parents were married.