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Murder and mayhem in Palmyra : Robert Hall wounds a family and then kills two men before shooting himself.

Author: HRRC.
Publisher: 1929.
Edition/Format:   Image : Picture : English
Database:WorldCat
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Article in the 'Truth' newspaper 6 October 1929 p.9., describes how on the night of 30 September, Robert Hall entered the house of Mr & Mrs Hepburn, poultry farmers of High Road Palmyra and shot and wounded the parents and their daughter Jessie. Hall then went half a mile up the road and shot dead in bed taxi driver Robert Banks. Police and ambulance arrived and when they searched for Hall, found a second body,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Photographs
Named Person: Robert Hall; Hepburn family; Jessie Hepburn; James Charles Booth; Robert Lamb; Lamb, Miss; Booth, Master; Robert Banks; Harry Burton
Material Type: Picture
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: HRRC.
OCLC Number: 757098974
Notes: This image has been preserved and made available by the Historical Records Rescue Consortium (HRRC) Project supported by Lotterywest.
Title from published headline.
Description: 14 negatives : black and white ; 11 x 8 cm
Other Titles: Picture Australia.

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Article in the 'Truth' newspaper 6 October 1929 p.9., describes how on the night of 30 September, Robert Hall entered the house of Mr & Mrs Hepburn, poultry farmers of High Road Palmyra and shot and wounded the parents and their daughter Jessie. Hall then went half a mile up the road and shot dead in bed taxi driver Robert Banks. Police and ambulance arrived and when they searched for Hall, found a second body, Harry Burton, driver employed by Groves Dairy, in Waddell road near Preston Point Road. Hall threatened trotting identity James Booth of Palmyra. Robert Hall shot himself dead when he was surrounded by police in bush near scene of last killing. Robert Hall was a pig farmer from Queensland who had been suspicious of his neighbours and thought they were poisoning his livestock.

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