Trove Tuesday – Life Expectancy

North-west Victorian residents may have felt slightly uneasy after reading the following article from the Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette of July 3, 1883.  With 28 years being the average length of life and one person dying somewhere in the world every second, who could blame them.  We shall refrain from questioning the data collection methods used to calculate the guesstimates, sorry estimates

Average Duration of Human Life. (1883, July 3). Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette (Vic. : 1877 – 1889), p. 4. Retrieved September 10, 2012, from