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Mischief at Bundarra

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Saturday 17 November 1860, The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser


(From the Armidale Express, Nov. 10.)

Outrage in Bundarra District.- On the 4th inst. Mr. Goldfinch, on returning from Armidale to Tienga, found that a most malicious and serious attack had been committed on his premises on the 1st inst., when, at 11 p.m, stones were thrown at the window of the bed-room in which Mrs. G. and, her children were sleeping. One weighing about 4lbs. came through the window as Mrs. G. was rising, and to her alarm passed near her head, and broke a watch and a brooch. Much wanton mischief was also done in the garden, by pulling up roots of flowers, &c, and throwing them over the fence. A reward of £20 has been offered on conviction of the offender. On the 5th a repetition of the attack occurred. A person disguised with a black handkerchief over the lower part of his face, concealed himself in Mr. G ‘s nursery-a deserted building, and which, fortunately, Mr. G. had not allowed the children to remain in since the first attack; the nurse had occasion to go in, when the ruffian made a violent assault upon her, and knocked her down. Although the alarm was given immediately, and Mr. G. had assistance, they could not catch the fellow.

The weather may be summed up in a few words. A little rain at the beginning of the week-temperature, variable-the two last mornings frosty.

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December 5, 2010 at 8:07 pm

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