Wee Cow Prisoner Number 8761
Wee Cow Prisoner Number 8761 is associated with Wahgunyah, Victoria located at these coordinates -36.0123233, 146.3935041
| Duncan Brown was awoken by a noise outside his Wahgunyah farmhouse in northern Victoria around 1.00 am on 2 June 1869. ‘I went to the door and was in the act of opening it, when some person sprung at me with a yell – and struck at me with a knife’, Duncan Brown said in his witness statement. It was Wee Cow who had lunged at him.
As they wrestled, Duncan warned his daughters that Wee Cow had a knife. Brown’s daughter Agnes fetched her brother Donald from his nearby house. Donald arrived to find his father covered in blood, holding Wee Cow down. He tied Wee Cow up with a clothes line.
The previous day Wee Cow had begged Agnes and her sister, Margaret who were home alone, for some food. Wee Cow kept returning for more, and they had to call Donald to chase him away.
In April 1870, Wee Coe was found guilty for wounding with intent to murder and sentenced to death. A review commuted the sentence to twenty years imprisonment on account of temporary insanity.
|VPRS 515/P0, Central Register of Male Prisoners, unit 13, folio 152|
|VA 1464 Penal and Gaols Branch, Chief Secretary's Department]|
|Record Type:||Prison Register|
Wee Cow Prisoner Number 8761 has been tagged on these pages:
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|Has coordinates||36° 0' 44" S, 146° 23' 37" ELatitude: -36.0123233|
Longitude: 146.3935041 +Google maps
|Has date||2 June 1869 +|
|Has form name||Transcribed Record Form +|
|Has image||http://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/images/7/73/Wee_Cow_Prisoner_Number_8761.jpg +|
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|Has person name||Duncan Brown + and Wee Cow +|
|Has record agency||VA 1464 Penal and Gaols Branch, Chief Secretary's Department +|
|Has record citation||VPRS 515/P0, Central Register of Male Prisoners, unit 13, folio 152 +|
|Has record type||Prison Register +|
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|Located in||Wahgunyah, Victoria +|
|Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.||Transcribed Record Form + and Generic Wiki Page +|