Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (NSW : 1845 – 1860), Saturday 15 October 1853, page 2

DISGUSTING AND INHUMAN ACT.— On Monday, after the execution of Melville, with the other men convicted of the Escort robbery, his body was delivered over to his friends, and in a few hours afterwards it might have been seen decorated with ribbons, lying in the shop window of an oyster shop, in Little Bourke-street! Disgusting brutality can scarcely be carried further. It may be fairly presumed that this act was perpetrated with the view of attract-ing custom to the house.—Argus, October 7.

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