This Day in History: 1889-01-16

John Macpherson and wife Johanna were murdered by the Scot John Johnson, in their cottage on the ‘Hawthornden’ property. Macpherson managed the property for owner Daniel Connor.

Sources:
West Australian, 29 Jan. 1889, p.3; 30 Jan. 1889, p.3.
Rica Erickson. Old Toodyay and Newcastle. Toodyay Shire Council, 1974, p.330.