Why a former Castlemaine MP was bludgeoned to death as he slept | This week in history

Tom O'Callaghan
By Tom O'Callaghan
Updated April 23 2021 - 10:11pm, first published 6:00pm
REPRESENTATIVE'S DOWNFALL: An artists' impression of a funeral procession for murdered former MP William Baillie, which appeared in Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers in July, 1871. Image: courtesy of TROVE

A FORMER member of parliament was bludgeoned to death with a tomahawk in a tropical paradise was among the news Bendigo was digesting 150 years ago this week.

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Tom O'Callaghan

Tom O'Callaghan

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