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AUSTRALIAN

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Received Juno 28, 10.27 a.m. Murders by Blacks in West Australia. Perth, June 28 Reports of murders by blacks show that most of the victims were swagmen. They | were kilted near Goldsfields Creek and the Ashburton River. The blacks speared or tomahawked somo while asleep. The , bodies were mutilated, and it is believed that in more than one inatance they were { cut up and eaten, Besides nine murders already reported, two others are suspected. The ringleaders, Monkey and Toby, have been arrested. A Hot Labour Dispute. Sydney, June 28 Another batch of free labourers arriving at Pelaw colliery, mob with hot reception. A large crowd including many women and boys jeered and stoned them. Ihe free labourers fired three shots into the air with revolvers to frighten the crowd. A Shocking: Suicide. 1 An insane woman at Bourke disembowled | herself with scissors and then set fire to her clothing. She succumbed to her injuries. _________«_

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6607, 28 June 1905

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AUSTRALIAN Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6607, 28 June 1905

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