Murder in the Megalong Valley, Patrick McAveney

Patrick McAveney’s grave in Hartley Cemetery, centrephoto: John Merriman Inscription reads :Patrick McAveneyDied 28th February 1861Age 69 Years Patrick was murdered by his wife Ann, as described below. The deposition was indeed taken by Edmund Barton, the man who would become our first Prime Minister, who at this time, as a lowly circuit judge, was just starting out in his legal career. THE McAVENEYS OF MEGALONG  Patrick and Ann McAveney migrated to Australia on the ‘Forth’ in 1841. Sailing from Plymouth on 23rd May and arriving in Sydney on 28th August, having touched no ports on the journey. The ‘Forth’, … Continue reading Murder in the Megalong Valley, Patrick McAveney