Note: The following article discusses suicide in a frank and forensic manner. Some readers may wish to avoid reading further if they are sensitive to such topics. – AP
Continue reading Spotlight: Suicide of this notorious Captain Melville (29/08/1857)
On Monday an Inquest was convened by MAJOR SMEATHMAN, Coroner, at the Fox and Hounds, kept by Henry Ball, Castlereagh Street, on the body of John Donohoe.
Continue reading Spotlight: DONOHOE. CORONER’S INQUEST ON HIS BODY
On Thursday night a horse was stolen out of a paddock at Murrumburrah, of which no particulars could be ascertained till about eleven o’clock on Friday morning, when a man named Furlonge, who was travelling with sheep, stated that he had been visited by Gilbert and Dunn, who rounded up his horses and took a favorite animal, leaving in its stead the one taken from Murrumburrah.
Continue reading Spotlight: DEATH OF JOHNNY GILBERT & INQUEST ON BEN HALL
The following account of the inquest of Daniel Morgan lays out what occurred at Peechelba Station in April 1865. One of the curious aspects of this recounting the end of Morgan’s life is the spelling of the name of the … Continue reading Spotlight: MORGAN, THE BUSHRANGER. THE INQUEST.
Many bushrangers met grisly ends over the course of history, and a considerable portion of them met their end within prison walls. Yet very few can lay claim to such a gruesome end as Francis MacNeish McCallum, alias Captain Melville. … Continue reading The Death of Captain Melville
What follows is a report on the inquest conducted into the deaths of the bushrangers James Nesbitt and Gus Wernicke along with a brief account of the condition of Constable Webb-Bowen following his wounding at McGlede’s farm. While some details, … Continue reading Spotlight: Inquest on the Bodies of Nesbitt and Wernicke
This article, published almost two weeks after Ben Hall’s death contains statements from the inquest into Ben Hall’s death as well as a first-hand account of the grim spectacle of the body on display in Forbes. Continue reading Spotlight: “THE DEATH OF BEN HALL.” The Sydney Morning Herald 13/05/1865