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Fisher, Frederick George (1792–1826)

from Monitor (Sydney)

An extraordinary discovery of murder, has very recently taken place, in the neighbourhood of Campbell Town. A government notice appeared some few weeks since offering a reward of twenty pounds for the discovery of a respectable house-keeper, named Frederick George Fisher, who had been missing nearly four months. Diligent search was made for a length of time, and no tidings could be gained untill Tuesday, when by the aid of some black natives the body was discovered in a field three feet below the surface of the ground. The face was completely flattened, the head fractured, and the body in a state of decay, indicating the fact of its having been a considerable time buried. Suspicion it is said attaches to a man resident in the neighbourhood with whom the deceased some time since had a serious quarrel on which occasion violence was used, which ended in the committal of Fisher to take his trial. He was subsequently acquitted, but a rancorous feeling still as it should seem subsisted in the breast of the then accuser. The deceased was missing, and his hostile neighbour reported the departure of the absentee for England. A horse the property of Fisher came into his possession, to account for which he produced a forged receipt. The deceased was a man of rather penurious habits and was possessed of considerable property. The man above mentioned is stated to be in custody.

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'Fisher, Frederick George (1792–1826)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/fisher-frederick-george-15178/text26370, accessed 21 August 2019.

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