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Elijah Upjohn (1822–1885)

A man, supposed to be Upjohn, the late Victorian hangman, has been found dead in his tent, at Bourke. The body has been buried without an inquiry, and, as there are rumours of poisoning, the police are investigating the case.

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'Upjohn, Elijah (1822–1885)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


Shaftesbury, Dorset, England


28 September, 1885 (aged ~ 63)
Bourke, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years