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Commercial Hotel destroyed

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Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW), Monday 14 September 1896



New South Wales.

SYDNEY. Monday Afternoon.

The Commercial Hotel, Armidale, has been destroyed by fire. The premises were insured for £1200. Mark Turner, the proprietor, has been arrested on a charge of arson. He was brought up to-day and remanded.

Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal, Wednesday 16 September 1896

Alleged Incendiarism.

At the inquest on the fire at the Commercial Hotel, Armidale, the jury returned a verdict that the evidence threw suspicion on Mark Turner, the owner, and he was thereupon committed for trial.

Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal, Monday 12 October 1896



SYDNEY, Monday.


Mark Turner has been sentenced to 6 years’ hard labor at Armidale for setting fire to his hotel with intent to defraud.

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