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CHRISTCHtritOTi;I^?"^' , The Lyttelton correspondeht "bl^'thtt ■" Times" tells what Ee/saysfoe is-lisiMired is the true story of Jonathan Roberta'^ reported capture. He states that a boy named Button recognised Roberts ..in a^dancing saloon in Sydney and wrote and tolda friend in New Zealand, who informed the police. The Sydney police were communicated with and the suspected .man waa arrested.^ He stoutly denied being Roberts, and. said .that his name was Newman, that lie had peeh in the Lyttelton Artillery, and could bVidentified by Capt. Rose... Thie Sydney police had a photograph of Roberts, but. it was taken ten years ago and did not resemble tiie man arrested. He was shortlyT released and the Lyttelton, police informed. On enquiring of Copts. Rose and Mclntyre, of the Lyttelton Volunteers, it was found that no one named Newman liid. belong'od_;^o their corps. It is believed in Lyttelton that tha man arrested' wag Boberta. r »
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Jonathan Roberts., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2392, 3 April 1890
Jonathan Roberts. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2392, 3 April 1890
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