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Outcome of gelignite case

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Saturday 11 February 1928, The Sydney Morning Herald



Without calling on the defence, the Jury in the case in which Samuel McMurray Wilson was charged at the Armidale Quarter Sessions with having exploded gelignite at Rockvale, endangering the lives of Walter Lasseter Benuchamp, company promoter, of Sydney, and William Henry Wesley, mine manager, acquitted the accused, and he was discharged.

Evidence was given that about midnight on, December 12 Beauchamp and Wesley, who were occupying the same hut at Tullock silver mines, were awakened by an explosion. They went outside, and found that portion of the hut had been blown in.

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