Eureka Stockade:Bentley's servant confesses

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Eureka Stockade:Bentley's servant confesses is associated with Ballarat, Victoria located at these coordinates -37.5621071, 143.8561493

This letter dated 22 October 1854, written by C. MacMahon to the Honourable Colonial Secretary, reports that one of James Bentley’s servants had disclosed information in relation to the death of James Scobie. It is not clear whether MacMahon is referring to the testimony of Thomas Mooney, who was originally charged as one of he accused, or to the testimony of Michael Welsh, waiter at the hotel.

Record Citation: VPRS 1189/P0, Unit 92, J54/11879
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Agency: VA 856 Colonial Secretary's Office
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Date: 1854/10/22
Record Type: Deposition
Event Type: Trial
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01189-p0000-000092-0270-010-001.jpg J/521Date: 22 Oct

Regis:26 “ 3183x J54 11.879 Acting C C Police

Reports that Bentleys servant has made certain disclosures relative to Murder of Scobie. Recd. 30/10/54

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01189-p0000-000092-0270-010-002.jpg J11879

Ballarat October 22nd /54 Sir, I have the honor to report for his Excellency information that a servant of Mr. Bentley’s has confessed the whole affair relative to the murder of James Scobie and that a person of the name of Farrell struck the blow which caused his death Mr & Mrs. Bentley being present at the time and participants in the offence. I have forwarded the prisoner to Geelong as it is not safe retaining him here & directed that Bentley who is now on his way to this place should be sent back to Melbourne to his presence here would be most

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01189-p0000-000092-0270-010-002v.jpg To the Hon the Col Secretary injurous The Attorney General on sight of the depositions which Mr. Sturt is now forwarding can commit him to stand his trial at Geelong as were the case to be bought here the excitement is too great every attempt would be made to lynch him.

I have the honour to be Sir Your obedient servant C. McMahon

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