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.

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