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Black and white lantern slide of four portraits - Mr and Mrs Campbell and Mr and Mrs Keightly

2001.0015.0109.001

Black and white lantern slide of four portraits - Mr and Mrs Campbell and Mr and Mrs Keightly

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Description

On Saturday 24 October the Ben Hall's Gang attacked the house of Henry Keightley, the gold warden and police magistrate at Dunn's Plains, about 48 kilometres from Bathurst. Keightley killed Mick Burke. Vane wished to shoot Keightley, but Hall decided that if Keightley could find a ransom of £500, the reward set on the head of Burke as a member of the gang, he would be freed. Given 24 hours in which to find the money, Mrs Keightley drove into Bathurst and returned just in time.

On 19 November the gang attacked David Henry Campbell's homestead at Goimbla, near Forbes, and set fire to the shed and stables. Campbell shot O'Meally and the bushrangers withdrew.

Physical description

Glass lantern slide with a black and white image depicting four portraits. Top left is a bearded man with short hair wearing a jacket (profile). Top right is a woman, dark haired with a bun wearing dark clothing. Bottom left is a woman with dark hair wearing a white hat and clothing. Her right hand is raised to her chin. Bottom right is a grey haired man with full beard wearing a dark jacket. Handwritten text in black ink taped to the glass slide reads: 'MR & MRS CAMPBELL & MR & MRS KEIGHTLY' (Left side). Blue biro '25'. (Top). Held in case titled - 'ROBBERY UNDER ARMS'.

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