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  • Debra A
    started a topic Australian newspaper archives online

    Australian newspaper archives online

    I don't know if this has been posted before but I've only just come across it myself today.

    Historic Australian Newspapers 1803 to 1954 are in the process of being digitised and are available to search and read online for free here;

    Australian Newspapers beta

  • Robert
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    Nicole and Realdeal

    Thanks for that stuff. I could be wrong here, but I think that right from the start the British press assumed the two murders were by the same hand, so it's interesting to see doubt expressed.

    This is from the Chronicle Oct 24th 1924, about the retirement of Det-Insp Scholes. Two murders in the same street is a new one on me.
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  • nicole
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    Hi all,

    From The West Australian News, 2 Oct 1888 in the foreign telegrams section (spelling mistakes and all)

    THE MYSTERIOUS MURDERS IN
    ? ENGLAND.
    TWO MORE VICTIMS.
    London, Sept. 30, 6.30 p.m.
    At 2.20 p.m. to-day, a woman, ap-

    parently abont thirty-five years of age,

    was discovered murdered at the junction

    of Leadenhall and - Feuchurch- streets.
    Her body was completely disembowelled
    and the nose severed from the face.

    About an hour earlier another woman

    was found with her throat cut from> ear

    to .'ear, in the backyard pf a honse in
    Berner streets
    '?"'-'? 03.0 p,m;
    There is .intense excitement in . the
    city concerning the fearful murders re-

    ported to-day. v The horrors of the Ald-

    gate innrder totally eclipse the details

    of those which took place in Whitechapel.

    As yet no arrests have been made. It

    is doubted if the Berner street murder

    belongs to the same class as the others


    Nicole

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  • realdealrep
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    Take a look at what http://www.nambour-chronicle.com is doing. It's an archive of the Nambour Chronicle & North Coast Advertiser first published in 1903.

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  • Robert
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    Hi Debs and AP

    I'll start a thread in a minute.

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  • Debra A
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    Good stuff Robert! Look forward to the new thread.

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  • Robert
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    Interesting, AP. Yes, please open a separate thread.

    TTC had his stuff sold off on 29th Feb 72, prior to decamping to Oz.

    Robert

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  • Cap'n Jack
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    Absolutely fascinating, Robert... a very valuable link indeed.
    There is something uniquely sinister in the way that TT Cutbush has his wife - or wives - repeatedly advertising for young servant girls to work in their home on Tasman Street.
    They start off with 16 year old girls, and then ask for 14 year old girls.
    Fascinating. Is this how he met his future brides? Or did some of these girls disappear?
    Perhaps we should move this to a Cutbush thread?

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  • Robert
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    Thanks Mike. Rootschat is a great site. Membership is free, and there's lots of things on there.

    Robert

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  • Mike Covell
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    Robert, I stumbled upon this thread on Roots Web.

    http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index...1718;topicseen

    It has several listed Australian Newspaper Archive's listed.

    Hope it helps.

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  • Robert
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    Thanks for that link, Debs.

    There was a New Zealand site I used to visit. It was hard to search because it hadn't been digitised. I hadn't visited it for ages, till today. On going to my favourites list I found the link broken, as often happens. However on Googling and relocating it, I find it's now searchable, and that TTC's 3rd marriage took place in NZ. And look at the dates on these reports : TTC didn't hang around!

    PS the bloody rose sniffers have followed me out there.

    http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi...--0cutbush-all

    EVENING POST 19th JULY and 26th SEPT 1870.

    Robert
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  • Mike Covell
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    EE Ba Gum Lass! It were Reet Good, I found loads on that Deeming Lad!

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  • Debra A
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    Glad it was useful! I'm sure there's a lot more to come on it, JTR reporting seems to be a bit light on there.

    That's how I found the site AP, looking for Australian archives that might have more Cutbush info. Not read through all the reports yet though.

    evilina, I've added a bit more on the Brame story to the thread started by Chris Scott.

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  • Cap'n Jack
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    Thanks for that very valuable link, Debs, much appreciated.
    Just browsing through I note that the Cutbush family of Brisbane - resident and in the hotel trade when TTC visited there - were originally from Ashford, Kent.
    And they appeared to have a very good knowledge of the laws pertaining to the Polynesian islanders resident in Australia at that time.
    Interesting eh?

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  • evilina
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    It would be interesting to see if Brame and Long were on the same ship. (from press reports on casebook)
    Galveston Daily News
    Texas, USA
    6 December 1897

    CONFESSED JACK THE RIPPER
    TALE OF A SEA COOK WHO SAYS THE CONFESSOR WAS A CRAZY SAILOR

    There is a sailor on one of the steamers in Galveston at present who says he was once cook on a vessel, the Annie Laurie, and among the crew was a chap from London, who, in a fit of lunacy, confessed that he was the simon pure Jack the Ripper of Whitechapel fame. John Long is the name of the narrator who told yesterday of the Ripper. He says his story can be substantiated in every particular, and that if necessary he will do so.

    Long says Jack the Ripper died in a hospital at Iquique, Chile, and he made his confession to a priest, and also to him, a short time before his death.

    This is the way Long tells the story:

    "The Annie Laurie was a bark. When I was a cook on her the captain was named Carstarphen. Some years ago we made a trip from Shields, England, to Iquique.

    Before we left a man who signed as John Sanderson came aboard and was to become one of us. A short time after we started on the journey sanderson became sick and was taken to his bunk. He was in no fit condition to work, and we noticed that he was acting in a rather peculiar manner. He would slip out from his bunk and chase over the deck like a wild man. He would scream and say someone was following him. He had to be watched. A guard was placed by him all the time, and finally the captain had to give him an opiate to keep him quiet. When we were rounding Cape Horn the sailor seemed to be getting better, but before we reached Iquique he became so violent that he was sent to the hospital immediately upon arrival.

    "Not long after he had left the ship I was taken ill and had to be sent to the hospital, and I was placed in a bunk beside that of Sanderson. He recognized me, and I saw he was still trying to escpae the demons he supposed were following him. One night he asked me if I knew anything about the Whitechapel murders. I did not at that time and told him so. By degrees he began to tell startling bits of information, about those horrible crimes, and at last confessed that he was Jack the Ripper. He made the same confession to a priest."

    Long says Sanderson told him that his father was a surgeon and that he knew how to handle the knife pretty well. Long, continuing his narrative, gave Sanderson's confession thus as in Sanderson's language:

    "I reached Whitechapel district late one night and met up with a woman, who joined me and we went into a dark alley. There I killed her. The body was mutilated and left to lie in the cold. I escaped. No officer seemed to get on my track, and the idea came to me that it would nice to kill a few others.

    Later on I found a confederate who was as anxious for blood as I was, and we decided to go in the butcher business with women instead of animals. We secured a couple of butcher smocks, a kind of dress used around open, and we found this the easy way to do the killing and escape. The smocks were the means of preventing our crimes from being discovered. We were wild for blood. I was mad and nothing would satisfy me but the sight of a bloody and mutilated body of a Whitechapel woman. The people thought we were butchers, and paid no attention to our bloody garments, and I have stood before the police with the blood of a victim on my garments, and none of them were able to see that they had the Ripper in their grasp."

    Such is supposed to be only the gist of the confession. Sanderson, having gone into the horrible details and told of how he went into the country later and worked on a farm. Afterward the sea drew him back, and he just happened to sign with the Annie Laurie before she sailed from Shields. The confession, Long says, was written and signed by the Ripper, and given to Long, who was later shipwrecked and the document lost. After the death of Sanderson the body was interred in a little cemetery at Iquique, and Long was one of the mourners.

    The story came unsolicited to a News man and at its conclusion Long was very particular that it should appear clear that Sanderson was insane, which is no doubt true, as there are weak points in the tale. One of the weakest points came at the conslusion, when Long asked for a quarter "to get a cup of coffee and a bed." He got a dime, but the passing dime seemed to bear away with it what essence of truth the story formerly bore.

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