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It appears that our report of the alleged murder at Brisbane Water was rather incorrect, but the following particulars may be relied upon as authentic:---The unfortunate individual, who lost his life on this occasion, was a "currency lad," aged about 15, a son to a settler named Connelly, on the Hawksbury Banks, who resides on a small farm belonging to Mr. Street, and adjoining the estate of Mr. Hely. The unfortunate man, Campbell, by whom the death was caused, so far from absconding for "a day and night," immediately returned to the farm, and surrended himself, as proved by the minutes of the Coroner's Inquest held at Windsor on the body. The plain facts of the case are these;---Campbell, and the poor lad, were always on the best terms, and on the occasion in question went out in company kangarooing; and by a mischance, not very rare in Europe, the youth was killed. One of the principal evidences on the forthcoming trial (the master of the schooner Experiment, belonging to Berry and Wollstonecraft), testifies, that he met the parties a few minutes before the accident, when they appeared very friendly; and Campbell, being fatiqued with his unsuccessful sport expressed a wish to return, as they were then between two and three miles from Mr. Hely's home-stead, but the deceased was very desirous of meeting the game, and persuaded Campbell to go on further, when he observed to him (Campbell) that they would meet with kangaroos; the latter complied; and in about 10 or 15 minutes after the skipper heard the fatal shot. Anxious to render justice to whom justice is due, we publish the above account.

Source: SYDNEY GAZETTE, and New South Wales Advertiser. Published by Authority. VOLUME XXIII. THURSDAY, JULY 14, 1825, NUMBER 1130.