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An Extraordinary Story, [ (by CJBLI'.— press association.) ' Sydney last night, 1 Further particulars have rerched here s of tho murder of Cap!. Greenkes of the 2 schooner Colonist at Havannah Harbour 1 by a mail named Weaver supercargo oa ' board the vessel. It appears that Weaver before the Colonist left Sydney endeavoured to induce a medical gentleman a friend of his, residing in this ' colony to visit the Island with him, ha related i>n extraordinary tale of hidden ' wealth in one part of the Island wliicll was kiown only to himself. The doctor in question was much impressed with the story when Weaver fitted out the Colonist; a id tookhis departure. The vessel cleared ostansibly for Christmas Islands with no cargo and only a quantity of spades, and firearms on board. There charts on Board the schooner showing the position of Christmas Islands and as Weaver took all the sights himself, no one on board but himself knew whei'S the vessel was going. The Colonist put into Havannah harbour for provisions and afterwards visited Lizard Islands. Weaver continually boasted that the clearance of the vessel m fictitious and often repeated to the officers the tale of the hidden wealth, the lattar becoming suspicious kept a strict watch on the movements of the chooner. After ! committing the murder of the Captain by firing three shots into his body. Weaver denied all knowledge of tho crime.

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THE MURDER OF CAPTAIN GREENLEES, Thames Advertiser, Volume XXII, Issue 6352, 28 June 1889

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THE MURDER OF CAPTAIN GREENLEES Thames Advertiser, Volume XXII, Issue 6352, 28 June 1889

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