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Davis, Isaac (1812–1845)

We have received, intelligence that the house of Mr. J. [Isaac] Davis, publican, 30 miles from Yass, has been visited by a gang of bushrangers, 8 in number, and plundered of money and property to a very considerable extent. Four of the robbers went into the house and completely sacked it of valuables, whilst the rest kept watch outside. Mr. Davis resisted determinedly, but was at last shot in the thigh, and otherwise severely injured. Having obtained their object, they loaded their horses with the spoil and made off. Mr. Beckham, Commissioner of Crown Lauds, and a party of the mounted Police are in pursuit of them, but they had, for the present, escaped capture. Mr. Davis is brother in-law to Mr. Isaac Levy, of this city, who has despatched assistance to him. The Chief Constable of Yass arrived at the spot shortly after the robbery, and active steps have been taken for the apprehension of the plunders.

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'Davis, Isaac (1812–1845)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/davis-isaac-20664/text31479, accessed 24 August 2019.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1812

Death

9 February 1845
Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

shot

Occupation