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TO THE EDITOR. Sir, Reference is made almost with mathematical accuracy to a remarkable man in the early days of New South Wales—Dr Fawell. It was the writer’s fortune to intimately know a shipmate of the doctor’s, and many times have we talked of his history as well as those of others of his day. fie retired to England very wealthy, and was the first man apprehended for murder by means of the electric telegraph. During his trial (he was found guilty and hanged in ’47 or ’4B for poisoning his paramor) his carriage, with footmen, etc,, paraded up and down in front of the Court, carrying through to the end that professional ritual of which he was so fond. While in Sydney he did an immense amount of good by developing whaling industries.— l am, etc. , F. M. Dunedin, September 30.

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BRETT’S 'EARLY NEW ZEALAND.’, Issue 8026, 1 October 1889

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BRETT’S 'EARLY NEW ZEALAND.’ Issue 8026, 1 October 1889

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