We chose the name of this local landmark for our spirits because our distillery looks out on Deadman’s Point and we wanted to celebrate the history of our local area. Why was this beautiful promontory given such a sinister name?
••••Allan Coombs, meanwhile, had been out doing some shooting of his own in Little Peppermint Bay and was on his way home to Kettering. He had decided to walk around the point to Trial Bay. As he reached the end of the point he heard a bugle call. He looked around but couldn't see any sign of anyone using the rifle range. He stepped towards the beach, walked about five metres, and was suddenly lying on his back with an excruciating pain in his left side.
Allan was taken to his home in Kettering and the doctor was called. The bullet had pierced his left side, about seven inches below his nipple. On its way through his body it had clipped his lung , shattered some of his bones and finally, before exiting, damaged the muscles of his back.
But Allan didn't die, at least not from being shot. In fact, he took the Tasmanian Government to court, suing them for £1500 damages. Unfortunately for Allan he lost the case.
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