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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Newspaper Articles of Interest

The Sydney Morning Herald dated 11 February 1896 mentioned that Anthony Lettellier, a Frenchman, pleaded guilty to stealing a quantity of articles to the value of seventeen pounds from the residence of Honore Marie at Springwood.  Lettellier came to the house of the victim declaring to be a French Patriot hoping to get to Newcastle and thence catch a ship for home. 

However, Lettelier was a convict liberated from New Caledonia where only habitual criminals were sent.  The prisoner had various aliases and incurred two years hard labour in Parramatta gaol for his crime. 

Pamela Smith

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