The Gatton murders; 1898; PM0761


Queensland Police Museum


The Gatton murders

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Funeral of Ellen, Nora and Michael Murphy - 28.2.1898. At the church. After the inquest the three bodies were removed to the church, where the coffins extended down the aisle, and the service was conducted in the presence of a crowded congregation, which was affected to tears by the Rev. father Walsh. The funeral was the largest ever seen in a Queensland country district. Over 1000 were present, and there were between 300 and 400 horsemen, and over 200 vehicles of all descriptions. The procession extended for a mile. The Gatton murders. (The Queenslander publication)

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