13 Feb 1844 - murderer John Knatchbull hanged

#OnThisDay 13 February 1844 convicted murderer John Knatchbull was hanged before a big crowd at Darlinghurst Gaol. Knatchbull, a former captain in the British Navy, arrived in NSW as a convict and continued to run afoul of the law. In January 1844 he murdered shopkeeper Ellen Jamieson with a tomahawk.


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