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McRae, Elizabeth Ann (1848–1928)

Mrs. Elizabeth Ann McRae, who died at Bathurst yesterday, aged 80 years, was present when Ben Hall's gang of bushrangers held up the residence of Mr. Keightley, the gold commissioner, at Dunn's Plains. She was a member of the Keightley household, and witnessed the shooting of Burke, a member of the gang, by Keightley during an exchange of shots between him and the bushrangers. Mrs. McRae was kept prisoner in the house while Mrs. Keightley rode to Bathurst and obtained £500, the price of her husband's liberation from the bushrangers, who held him for ransom until her return.

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'McRae, Elizabeth Ann (1848–1928)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/mcrae-elizabeth-ann-15331/text26540, accessed 30 September 2020.

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