The death of Stan Malin
Stanley 'Sailor' Malin, who was the second ever winner of the prestigious Magarey Medal in 1899, died just four years later at the young age of just 25. Here is how the news of his passing was delivered by Adelaide's various newspapers.
On Saturday news was received of the death in Sydney on Friday evening of Mr. Stanley Malin, son of Mr. S. Malin, of Port Adelaide. The deceased, who was a medical student at Sydney University, was studying for his fifth year's examination when he fell ill with typhoid. About three weeks ago Ald. and Mrs. Malin proceeded to Sydney in response to a telegram notifying them of their son's illness.
Although the case was serious from the outset until Friday last hopes were entertained for his recovery. On that day, however, he suddenly took a change for the worse, and died during the evening. He was well known in athletic circles, and was at one time a prominent member of the Port Adelaide Football Club. The body will be brought to this state for burial.
— Adelaide Evening Journal, Monday 7 December 1903
Mr. Stanley Malin, son of Alderman Malin of Port Adelaide, died of typhoid fever in Sydney on Friday, week. For some time he studied at the Adelaide School of Medicine, and subsequently he went to Sydney to complete his studies. It was thought he was on the road to recovery, but a relapse occurred on Friday, from which he did not rally.
— Adelaide Chronicle, Saturday 12 December 1903
An Adelaidean has succumbed to fever in distant lands. Mr Stanley Malin, son of Sir Alderman Malin, of J Port Adelaide, died in Sydney recently. "Stan." was a medical student, and had just completed his exams. He was a student of great ability, and one who was sure to make his name in the medical world.
He was a fine athlete, and one of the Portonians sterling toeballers.
— Adelaide Quiz, Friday 18 December 1903
The body of Mr. Stanley Malin, a medical student, who died of typhoid fever in Sydney, is being brought by steamer to Port Adelaide for burial.
— Adelaide Express and Telegraph, Wednesday 9 December 1903
Author: Evening Journal Staff Reporter
Publisher: Evening Journal (Adelaide, SA : 1869 - 1912)
Date: Monday 7 December 1903, page 1
Author: Chronical Staff Reporter
Publisher: Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954)
Date: Saturday 12 December 1903, page 35
Author: Quiz Staff Reporter
Publisher: Quiz (Adelaide, SA : 1900 - 1909)
Date: Friday 18 December 1903, page 13
Author: Express and Telegraph Staff Reporter
Publisher: Express and Telegraph (Adelaide, SA : 1867 - 1922),
Date: Wednesday 9 December 1903, page 4