[Editor: This small article was published in The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 13 November 1939.]
Collapse of tombstone
Ballarat, Sunday. — An escape from serious injury through a tombstone collapsing while he was grave-digging was experienced by Charles Doncaster, an employee of the Ballarat Cemetery Trust.
Doncaster was digging at a depth of about six feet when a fellow workman noticed a massive marble cross at the head of the grave beginning to give way. At his warning cry Doncaster had time only to press himself into the corner of the excavation as the cross toppled over and just grazed his shoulder.
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 13 November 1939, p. 10